Three Nepali pilots grounded

Published On: March 24, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has grounded a pilot on the charge of hurling offensive words at the air traffic controllers (ATC).

A pilot of the Annapurna helicopter was grounded after he was found throwing vulgar words at the ATCs while attending to the Kathmandu-Lukla flight, said the CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niraula.

 “A pilot of the Annapurna helicopter was grounded for mis-communicating with the ATCs during a Kathmandu-Lukla flight on March 21, 2023,” he said.

Similarly, pilots of two other helicopter companies (Air Dynasty and Fishtail Air) have also been grounded for violating the aviation safety guidelines. All three pilots in question will be banned until further notice, he said.

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