Govt forms probe committee to look into Fishtail Air chopper crash


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KATHMANDU, Nepal-The government of Nepal has formed a probe committee to look into the Fishtail Air chopper crash that went on in Humla on Wednesday afternoon.

The committee is formed under the chairmanship of retired Brigadier General of Nepal Army Gujaman Lama. Likewise, Colonel Dipak Bastola is member while Joint-secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhisagar Lamichhane will act as the member-secretary of the new committee.
The probe committee has been given two months’ time to complete its investigation work and present its report.

A person was killed and five other injured including an Italian pilot Davide Spatola when the copter bound to Simikot, the district head quarter of Humla, on a rescue mission, crashed at Dumkot, 40 miles north of the district headquarter, Wednesday afternoon.

There were six people on board including the pilot Spatola. Tek Bahadur Patali, chief of Simikot Airport, Humla, died in the crash while four Nepalese passengers Govinda Lama, Dilak Shrestha, AD Sherpa and Prajwol Bhattarai sustained injure in the accident.

Among the injured, Italian pilot and other two Nepalese are receiving treatment in Kathmandu and their condition is reported to be out of danger.

In the meantime, The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has directed concerned all to adopt security measures to secure civil aviation sectors more safe.

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