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Plane crash in Nepal, 2 killed

Nepal, Kathmandu: Today, a small plane carrying 11 people crash-landed in a remote area in western Nepal, killing both pilots in the second aviation tragedy in the country within three days. The plane belonging to Air Kasthamandap crash-landed at Chilkhaya in Kalikot district. The ill-fated aircraft had taken off from Nepalgunj at 12.16 pm towards Jumla.

There were 11 people on board the small plane. As per initial reports, the aircraft faced some technical problem and the crew members attempted to land on a field near a mountain. Two crew members, Captain Dinesh Neupane and co-pilot Santosh Rana, were killed in the crash, officials said. Nine passengers, all Nepalese nationals on board, were safe and they were evacuated shortly after the incident, The front part of the aircraft is reported to have been damaged in the incident. A chopper and a team of security personnel have been sent to the accident site for rescue operation. On Wednesday, all 23 people were killed when a plane belonging to Tara Air crashes in central Nepal.

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