An aircraft with medical equipment was involved in a plane crash in Nepal
A Chinese-made aircraft, Harbin Y12-E, flying for Nepal Airlines, was involved in a plane crash near Nepalgunj airport. The humanitarian flight carried medical supplies and two doctors.
The flight, originally from Kathmandu, was operated by the aircraft with the registration 9N-AKU. For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed in an area with vegetation.
According to My Republic, all five occupants - Commander Kul B. Limbu, co-pilot Mahesh Raj Pandey, flight attendant Kiran Acharya and the two doctors - escaped unharmed.
Doctors were tasked with taking samples from patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19 in Nepalgunj. The evidence had to be transported to the country's capital. In addition to the two doctors, the plane was carrying a number of medical equipment, such as masks and hygiene kits for the local population, which is on the border with India.
The plane crash was confirmed by the authorities. Another aircraft, type DHC-6/300, with technical personnel of the airline and representatives of the local civil aviation authority arrived at the scene for investigations.