Helicopter operators show dissatisfaction over investigation report

Helicopter operators have argued that the investigating committee formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to study about irregularities of helicopter rescue had not had any discussion with them. They also stated that the committee did not receive any document that it sought from the insurance company.

The probe team formed by the government had asked fifteen insurance companies to provide detail about policies, name of bank, hospitals and trekking agencies but the helicopter operators have argued that the committee member does not have capable human resource to study about rescue and helicopter operation and they had not received any documents from insurance companies yet.

Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) officials have stated that the team only checked data collected from helicopter companies and did not have any discussion with the helicopter companies and accused the companies with limited data provided by the companies themselves.

On the other hand, the probe officials stated that they had not received any information as required from international insurance companies and said the report is the only primary draft of the investigation made from data acquired from Nepali companies only.

The officials also reported that it will continue the investigation with the concerned regulatory body as stated and will prepare the final draft.

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