A fallen hero: Captain Dinesh Neupane and Co-Pilot Santosh Rana.

A fallen hero: Captain Dinesh Neupane and Co-Pilot Santosh Rana.

Sometime we run out the words to acknowledge, appreciate and just being thankful would not be enough, as they owe us with their selfless work. The scarification made by the Crews of Air Kasthamandap 9N-AJB PAC 750XL, that had faced the fatal crashed on Friday 26 Feb 2016 is unbelievable. The effort made by the crews to safe the rest of 9 people, putting self life to the end, none of us can repay back; we shall always be owed by these hero. Your absences will never going to heal with time. The Nation will always remember you and miss you.

Captain Dinesh Neupane


Capt. Dinesh had initial schooling from Dolpa, his father Mandatta Neupane was the teacher of local boarding school named Jayabageshowri. The journey to Kathmandu and higher education in Little Angels School, he owned it as scholarship from Misrelate career. After the completion of SLC from Little Angels School, Dinesh did ISC from Kathmandu, and then he went to America for pilot training course.

Capt. Dinesh’s brother is himself an aircraft engineer, and his family had migrated from Dopla to Nepaljung recently. It had been a few years for Dinesh marriage.

Co – Pilot Santosh Rana

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Co – Pilot Santosh Rana is the son of Dal Bahadur Rana, a member of Communist Party of Nepal and Past Minister of Land Reform and Management of Nepal.

27 year old Santosh completed his pilot training from Philippines and joined the Air Kastamandap on April. As per the Dal Bahadur Rana, after completing his basic pilot training from Philippines, Santosh had been to America from his addition training and he gained the pilot license from there. Santosh was unmarried and his elder brother Prakash is in British Army.

Heartfelt condolences to crew members families, May God give them strength to stand back again – AviationNepal.Com Team


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