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Sita air suffer minor crash in Simikot; All people in the aircraft safe

NEPALGUNJ: An aircraft of Sita Air met with an accident while landing at Simikot Airport in Humla District on Saturday morning. The aircraft 9HAHB that took off from Nepalgunj with cargo for Humla crashed at around 7.10 this morning.

All five passengers along with two crew members—Captain Kiran Bhattarai and Co-pilot Deepak Shah—on board of the 9HAHB aircraft are said to be unhurt. According to Parshuram Chaudhary, station manager of the Airlines at Nepalgunj, the aircraft crashed after its wings hit the wall while landing due to thick fog. Left wing of the aircraft has been damaged in the incident.

Earlier in September 28, 2012, 19 people died when a Dornier Aircraft, 9N AHA of Sita Air, crashed at the banks of Manohara River in Thimi-16 of Bhaktapur district.

Few days ago, a Goma Air 9NAJU aircraft was saved from a possible crash while landing at the same airport. The tyre of the single-engine aircraft had gone flat while taxiing on the runway.

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