Bad Weather Concluded as the Leading Cause of the Goma Air Crash


18th Dec, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A sudden change in weather has been reported as the chief cause of the airplane crash of a Goma Air airplane at Lukla on Jestha 13. The cause was listed on the report by the investigation committee that studied the crash. The committee concluded bad weather as the reason for the airplane crash.

The airplane, which left Tribhuvan International Airport on Jestha 13, crashed while attempting to land at Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla before reaching the runway. The airplane belonged to Goma Air and had the call sign of 9 ANKA.

The investigation committee which was formed after the crash presented its report on Friday, stating bad weather as the chief cause of the crash. Making the report public, the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Jitendra Narayan Dev expressed praise towards the investigation committee saying that it had prepared the report after a long study and research.

He also stated that the report was plausible. It stated that the airplane, which left Kathmandu for Lukla following the customary flight rules, crashed amidst degrading weather conditions and almost nil visibility of the runway. According to the report, the plane crashed at a cliff 130 feet away from the runway.