Operational, human errors blamed for Yeti airline aircraft crash: Report

Posted on: July 13, 2017 | views: 156

Operational and human errors are attributed to the aircraft crash at Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha airport nine months ago, according to a report prepared by the commission formed to probe the crash. 

Various machines of the plane broke down and a lack of coordination between the pilot, crew members and airport tower are blamed, said the report, adding that the baulk failure caused the aircraft to make a runway excursion. 

The plane (9N-AIB) of Yeti Airlines slipped around 130 meters away and crashed into an airport boundary fence upon touchdown on September 24, 2016. The aircraft had flown to Bhairahawa from Kathmandu. No human casualties were reported in the crash. 

The commission was formed a year ago under the chairmanship of former Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Rajesh Raj Dali.