13 Indians among 15 dead in Nepal plane crash/ ನೇಪಾಳ : ವಿಮಾನ ಪತನ, 15 ಭಾರತೀಯರ ಸಾವು

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Thirteen Indian pilgrims were among 15 people killed when a private plane crashed in northern Nepal after hitting a hill top while trying to land at high-altitude Jomsom airport on Monday.

The Dornier aircraft belonging to the Agni Air went down when it hit the top of a hill while landing at the Jomsom airport in northern Nepal, said an official at the Rescue Coordination Committee of Tribhuvan International Airport.

Six people on board, including a crew member and five Indians, have been rescued alive from the crash site, he said.

The injured people were taken to a hospital in Pokhara where condition of the three Indians were critical.

There were altogether 18 passengers including 16 Indians and three Nepali crew members in the ill-fated aircraft.

The aircraft was heading towards Jomsom in the morning from Pokhara when it hit the hill, the official said, adding that there are possibilities of a technical fault.

The passengers had chartered the flight to take them from the central tourist hub of Pokhara to Muktinath, a famous Hindu pilgrimage in Jomsom near Tibetan border at the foot of the Thorong La Himalayan mountain pass, the official said.

The high-altitude Jomsom airport, about 200 km northwest of the capital, is a gateway to a popular tourism and trekking destination situated more than 2,600 m above sea level.

ಪೊಖಾರ(ನೇಪಾಳ), ಮೇ.14: ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಮುಸ್ಟಾಂಗ್ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಜೊಸೊಮ್ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಘು ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರ ವಿಮಾನ ಸೋಮವಾರ(ಮೇ.14) ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಭೀಕರ ಅಪಘಾತಕ್ಕೀಡಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ದುರಂತದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ 13 ಜನ ಭಾರತೀಯರೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ 15 ಜನ ಸಾವನ್ನಪ್ಪಿರುವುದು ದೃಢಪಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಪೊಖಾರದಿಂದ ಹೊರಟ್ಟಿದ್ದ 21 ಜನರಿದ್ದ ಅಗ್ನಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ವಿಮಾನ, ಜೊಂಸೊಮ್ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಘಾತಕ್ಕೀಡಾಗಿದೆ.

ಅಗ್ನಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ Dornier 228 9N AIG ವಿಮಾನ ನೇಪಾಳ ಕಾಲಮಾನದ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ 9.46 ರ ಸುಮಾರಿಗೆ ಲ್ಯಾಂಡಿಂಗ್ ಆಗುವಾಗ ಅಪಘಾತ ಕಂಡಿದೆ. ಅಪಘಾತದ ನಿಖರ ಕಾರಣ ಇನ್ನೂ ತಿಳಿದು ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅಗ್ನಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಪ್ರಮೋದ್ ಪಾಂಡೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 

13 ಜನ ಭಾರತೀಯರಲ್ಲದೆ ಮೂವರು ಮಕ್ಕಳು, ಇಬ್ಬರು ಡ್ಯಾನಿಷ್ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಪೈಲಟ್ ಪಿಎಸ್ ಪಾಠಕ್, ಕೋ ಪೈಲಟ್ ಎಚ್ ಡಿ ಮಹರಜನ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಒಬ್ಬ ಗಗನಸಖಿ ಇದ್ದರು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದು ಬಂದಿದೆ.

ಘಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡ 6 ಜನರನ್ನು ಪೊಖಾರ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಆಫ್ ಮೆಡಿಸನ್ ಸೈನ್ಸಸ್ ಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಸೂಕ್ತ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದು ಬಂದಿದೆ.

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