Nepal pilot fails to keep promise to parents

Prabhu Sharan Pathak, the pilot captaining the aircraft that crashed into a Nepal cliff on Monday, had promised his parents he would meet them for lunch. But it was a meeting that was never to be.

Pathak was killed along with 14 others, including 13 Indians, when the plane that took off from the tourist town of Pokhara crashed at Jomsom. Only six of the 21 people survived, including an Indian father and his two daughters. Pathak had called his parents, Harisharan and Tara, who were in Chitwan Sunday and asked them to meet him in Pokhara as he wanted them to participate in a religious ceremony, according to

The parents reached Pokhara on  Monday morning. Pathak had bought tickets for an ultra light flight for his parents so that they could enjoy themselves till he returned from Jomsom. The father went while the mother waited.  

Pathak had wanted them to wait for him at a restaurant after the ultra light flight.

'But he is never going to come back,' an anguished Harisharan was quoted as saying.


A Danish survivor of the Nepal plane crash recalls the horror of the tragedy saying she had to climb over 'hands and arms' to get out of the wreckage.

'The plane that was to land suddenly flew up and lost control after one of its wings hit the hill,' Emilie was quoted as saying.

Altogether six people, including three Indians and two Danish nationals, survived the crash. The Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet said it spoke to the Danish passengers by phone on Monday at the hospital and identified them as Emilie Joergensen and Andreas Rasch.

'We were thrown around. The seats were unfastened and we were squeezed between seats and bodies,' Joergensen said. 'I think it was easy for us to get out because we sat in the back and were closest to the exit,' Joergensen said. 'We jumped off the plane as we were close to exit,' she added.
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