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Mustang-bound passenger aircraft makes emergency landing at Pokhara Airport in Nepal

The Mustang bound passenger aircraft and had to make an emergency landing at Pokhara Airport in Nepal 7 minutes after taking off, an investigation has been initiated in the matter.

Mustang-bound passenger aircraft makes emergency landing at Pokhara Airport in Nepal

A Summit Air passenger aircraft on its way to Mustang had to make an emergency landing at Pokhara Airport in Nepal. The incident occurred early morning on Sunday, 4 September, when the aircraft had to land 7 minutes after take-off. As per a report by ANI, the aircraft has landed safely, and a probe has been initiated to look into the matter. Based on the reports, the emergency landing of the aircraft was prompted by a technical glitch in the engine of the aircraft. The problem came to notice after the pilot took off. The aircraft reportedly had 22 passengers onboard.

As per the officer, the plane was back on the runway at 8:06 am (NST). There were 18 passengers and four crew members on board the aircraft. Earlier in May, the passenger aircraft of Tara Air had crashed into the mountainous terrain killing all people on board. The aircraft went off the radar on May 30 with 22 people on board and was found in pieces a day later.

The twin-otter aircraft with 13 Nepalis, 4 Indians, and 2 German tourists on board, along with 3 crew members, has gone missing in northwestern Nepal. According to the airport officials, the turboprop aircraft operated by Tara Air, en route to Jomsom from

Pokhara crashed at an elevation of 14,500 feet at the base of Manapathi peak in Mustang District.A preliminary investigation made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has shown that the crash might have occurred due to bad weather conditions.

The aircraft had taken off from Pokhara en route to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang, which hosts the pilgrimage of Muktinath Temple. The district, also known as "Land beyond the Himalayas," is located in the Kali Gandaki valley of the Himalayan region of Western Nepal. Mustang (from the Tibetan Muntan meaning "fertile plain"), the traditional region, is largely dry and arid. The world`s deepest gorge that goes down three miles vertical between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains runs through this district.

(With inputs from ANI)

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