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Pilot error blamed for Nepal crash

Pilot error has been blamed for the 14 May plane crash in northern Nepal that killed 15 people, including 13 Indian pilgrims.

The Dornier 9N AIG aircraft belonging to the private carrier Agni Air with 21 people on board crashed on the Jomsom-Pokhara route after hitting a hill top while attempting to land at the high-altitude Jomsom airport.

Six others, including three Indians and two Danish nationals, miraculously survived the crash.

A probe committee led by Medini Prasad Sharma, former director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, has blamed the ‘disaster on judgemental error on the part of the pilot-in-command due to stress’.



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