An Ultralight in ‘Dragon Fly’ operation crashes in Pokahra; Pilot Killed
23 November 2016 – Kathmandu
A private owned ultralight aircraft airborne for a gliding operation crashed at Damli, Kaski, one and half hour distance from Pokhara claiming the life of pilot on board.
The aircraft belonging to Avia Club with registration 9N- ALL took off from a private airfield away from Pokhara hanging a glider aircraft on board with a Canadian national Jillene Marie Volker.
The ultralight aircraft was flown by a Russian Pilot Alexander Maximov has been reported to be dead after he was rescued from the crash site and taken to Gandaki Medical College.
The fellow person on board the glider has been reported to be seriously injured in the mishap.
The flight operation was a Dragon Fly operation including the ultralight and glider aircraft that sadly crashed taking the life of pilot. The ultralight aircraft crashed as soon as it took off from the airfield.
A missing Ultra light belonging to the Pokhara Ultraflight Company which had been missing for a year and carried tourists on it was found recently at the rift between Machapuchare and Annapurna in a dire state, tattered into pieces. The aircraft with call sign of 9N-ALI, was lost last year on 21st of Ashoj and had a 50 years old Russian pilot named Vyaleri Braterin who flew the aircraft with a 40 years old South African woman, Ms. Elizabeth Well .