Plane crash: Helicopters mobilized for rescue

Published On: January 15, 2023 02:43 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 15:  Two helicopters have been mobilized for rescue in the plane crash in Pokhara. In a statement issued by the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), helicopters (9NALX and 9NANA) have been deployed from Pokhara.

According to the center, additional helicopters have been kept ready for search and rescue operations at Kathmandu and Pokhara Airports, and Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, Airport 'Rescue and Fire Fighting' and Nepal Police have been involved in the search operations.

According to the Center, there were 53 Nepali citizens, five Indians, four Russian nationals and two Korean nationals on the plane. There were also four crew members along with one national each from Ireland, Argentina, and France. The crew members were Captains Kamal KC and Anju Khatiwada while the flight attendants were Srijana Hongchun and Osin Ale Magar.

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