Govt forms committee to probe Goma Air crash

29th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 29:  The ministerial level meeting called by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation formed a committee to probe into Goma Air crash on Sunday.

The Goma Air's airplane (9N-AKY ) with three crew members ferrying cargo from Kathmandu to Lukla crashed while trying to land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla Saturday noon.

A senior pilot Paras Kumar Rai died on the spot while its co-pilot Srijan Manandhar succumbed to injuries later. Airhostess Pragya Maharjan received injuries. She is receiving treatment in Kathmandu.

According to a press statement released by the Spokesperson of the Ministry, Ghanashyam Upadhyay, on Sunday, a five-member committee was formed to investigate the Saturday's aircraft crash.

Former Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Triratna Manandhar chairs the Committee with Colonel at the Directorate General of Army Aviation Captain Ashish Narsingha Rana, senior caption of the Tara Air Bodhraj Niraula, Manang Air's senior engineer Digambar Raj Bhandari as members.

The committee is tasked to submit its report on the incident, primarily on the cause, within 90 days.

Ministry's Joint-Secretary Suresh Acharya is member-secretary of the committee, the press statement read.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has extended its condolences to the bereaved families over the deaths of the senior Captain Rai and Co-Pilot Manandhar and wished speedy recovery of the injured airhostess Maharjan.