Monday, September 10, 2012

Dornier 228-212 Agni Air, 9N-AIG: Pilot error blamed for May 14 plane crash in Nepal

Pilot error has been blamed for the May 14 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 judgmental error on the part of the pilot-in-command due to stress".

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