Airplane crashes in Nepal's mountains

Last Updated: May 16 2018 18:40

According to a media report, on Wednesday, a small cargo plane crashed in Nepal. 

The incident claimed lives of both pilots onboard the aircraft.

Kathmandu Post reported that Deputy Director General at Civil Aviation Authority of NepalRajan Pokharel said the Makalu Air cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot Pass in Bahun Kharka.

The report said that the plane was flying at a height of 12,800 feet. The single-engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with call sign 9N-AJU had taken off from Surkhet to Humla district headquarters Simikot. It took off from Surkhet Airport at 6:12 am this morning and was scheduled to land at 6:55 am in Simikot.