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Pilot , co-pilot killed as Makalu Air plane crashes in Humla [Update]

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HUMLA — Both pilot and co-pilot were killed when a Makalu Air cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot Pass in Bahun Kharka, Humla, on Wednesday, according to Rabin Shrestha, chief of District Police Office, Humla.

The Makalu aircraft with call sign 9 N AUJ, departed from Surkhet at 6:12 am Wednesday carrying 1,170 kilogram of cargo to Simikot of Humla, had lost contact at 6:45 am this morning. Later the plane was spotted at Kharpunath rural municipliaty-2 of Humla.

A search helicopter had spotted the plane damaged completely, according to police. Two helicopters of Mountain Air in cooperation with security personnel, were mobilised in the search operation.

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The deceased pilots have been identified as Captain Aditya Nepal and Captain Kiran Bhattarai, according to Chief District Officer (CDO) of Humla, Madhav Dhungana,.

It has been reported that the bodies of two pilots found in the wrecked aircraft have been sent to a hospital in Surkhet for postmortem.

The single-engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan had flown to Humla headquarters Simikot from Surkhet. The plane had taken off from Surkhet to Humla district headquarters Simikot.

 

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Niramal Panta rape, murder case: Govt forms new probe committee under DIG Dhiru Basnet

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a new nine-member probe committee under DIG Dhiru Basnyat to investigate the role of police officers involved in the probe of rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta on Sunday.

SSP Niraj Bahadur Shahi, SP Uttam Subedi and investigation expert police officers are in the team, according to Nepal Police Spokesperson Shailesh Thapa Chhetri.

The high powered probe committee was formed after the role and activities of the police officers involved in the investigation of rape and murder of Panta found suspicious.

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The Home Ministry on Saturday suspended five officials, including two DSPs, as per the report tabled by a high-level probe committee under joint secretary Hari Prasad Mainali.

Earlier, a committee was formed under Uttam Subedi to look into the case.

Nirmala of Kanchanpur was found dead in a sugarcane field close to her home on July 27. A forensic report showed that she was raped  then murdered.

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