Kathmandu: According to the details shared by the authorities, two pilots have lost their lives after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal.
The plane had gone missing early on Wednesday. The crash was discovered in Humla district nearly four hours later, Xinhua news agency reported. Both the pilot and the co-pilot on board were killed. Preparations are underway to airlift their bodies to Kathmandu, said an airport official.
“We are yet to ascertain the cause of the crash. An investigation will be soon launched,” he said. The plane with the two crew members had taken off from Surkhet for Humla’s Simikot at 6.12 a.m.
It was scheduled to land at 6.55 a.m., but it lost contact just a few minutes before landing, according to the air traffic control.