Air Crash Investigation Commission starts work

Published On: January 16, 2023 03:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The “Air Crash Investigation Commission” has started its work to investigate the Yeti Airlines plane crash that took place in Pokhara on Sunday morning.

Jagannath Niraula, spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CANN) informed Republica that the accident investigation commission has started its work from today. According to him, the "black box" of the plane was found this morning and has been submitted to the commission. Black boxes are considered important in finding the cause of plane crashes. The black box contains 'Flight Radar Record' and 'Cockpit View Record'.

The government constituted a five-member commission of inquiry to find out the truth about the crash of the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday. Former secretary Nagendra Ghimire is the coordinator of the commission.

Also, the members include aviation experts Deepak Prakash Bastola (retired Major General) and Sunil Thapa (retired Captain) and air maintenance engineer Ekraj Jung Thapa and Buddhisagar Lamichhane, joint secretary of the Ministry, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The commission has been given the responsibility of identifying the cause of the accident and submitting a report with suggestions for actions to be taken to prevent such accidents in the future. The commission has been given a period of 45 days. The Air Crash Investigation Commission has been formed as per the Non-Military Air Accident Investigation Regulations, 2071 BS.


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