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Air Kasthamandap plane crash lands in Kalikot, 2 killed

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KATHMANDU — An Air Kasthamandap plane bound to Jumla from Nepalgunj crash-land in Chilkhaya of Kalikot on Friday.

The 9N-AJB aircraft chartered flight had taken off from Nepalgunj to Jumla at 12:16pm with 11 people onboard, including two crew members.

Kalikot Chief District Officer Pradeep Shrestha has confirmed the accident saying that the incident occurred while force landing the aircraft.

Nepalgunj airport sources said that two crew members—Captain Dinesh Neupane and co-pilot Santosh Rana—have died in the crash.

Passengers Megh Raj Giri, 35, Jagadamba Khatri, 25, Ganesh Bhattachan, 35, Sonali Bhattachan, 16, Laxmi Sunar, 30, Govinda Bhandari, Laxman Khadka, 34, Dhananjaya Khatri, 31, and a child were onboard the plane.

A joint team of Nepal Police and Army have gone to the accident site, according to Nepal Army spokesperson Brigedier General Tara Bahadur Karki.

This is the second plane crash in Nepal with only two days. On Wednesday morning Tara Air aircraft with call sign 9N-AHH crashed at Solighoptebhir of Myagdi district on which all 23 passengers have been killed.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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