Survivors of Nepal plane crash airlifted to hospital

Nine survivors of a plane crash in western Nepal have been airlifted to hospital, authorities said Friday, after the country's second air accident in three days.

Both pilots of the single-engine plane died when it hit a hillside in Kalikot district after suffering technical problems.

"All the passengers as well as the two bodies have been sent to Nepalganj Medical Hospital," district office chief Pradeep Shrestha told dpa.

"Two of the passengers are severely hurt, others have sustained minor injuries. The bodies of the pilots will be handed over to their relatives after legal procedures," he said.

There were 11 Nepalis on board the single-engine plane operated by Kastamandap Airlines. It was en route from Nepalganj to Jumla district when it experienced technical problems and crash-landed in Kalikot. 

It was the second aviation accident in Nepal in three days. Twenty-three people were killed on Wednesday when a plane crashed in the mountains of Myagdi district.

Last update: Fri, 26/02/2016 - 13:43
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