Nepal Army SkyTruck Crash site update; Wreckage removed from Bajura Airport

The Wreckage of crashed PZL Mielec M-28 Skytruck with registration “NA-048” belonging to Nepal Army (NA) which had met a tragic incident at Bajura airport now has been removed from the scene.

As per the information from Bajura Airport officials, the NA investigation team was seen on the wreckage site and after accomplishing the investigation, wreckage from the crash was removed. The wreckage of the crashed aircraft now is placed at the ditch (low land) near the runway at around 40 feet away. The 40 feet away placed wreckage however; doesn’t create a safety hazard noted the airport officials.

The aircraft was en-route to Simikot from Surkhet but was diverted to Bajura caused by adverse weather condition on May 30, this year. A PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck transport plane was flipped over during a runway excursion accident while landing at Bajura Airport, Nepal.
This accident took the life of Colonel Pilot Kailash Gurung and injured two other crews on board (Major Pilot Anita Ale Magar and technician Purna Khadka).

Bajura airport resides at an elevation of 4,300 feet (1,311 m) above mean sea level. The airport now is serving with its one runway which is 573 meters (1,880 ft) in length.

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