Nepal Airways confirmed that the crashed aircraft was not carrying Chinese passengers

Xinhua News Agency, Kathmandu, February 16 (Reporter Zhou Shengping) Nepal Airlines confirmed on the 16th that there were no Chinese passengers on the plane that crashed in southern Nepal that afternoon.

The wrecked “Shuangshui” has 18 people on board, including 3 crew members, including 1 child and 1 foreign tourist. According to the list of passengers provided by the airline to Xinhua, the only foreign tourist is Danish.

An official from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal told the Xinhua News Agency that the plane crashed from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, on the morning of the same day. It was located 380 kilometers from Kathmandu and located in Gyumla, northwest of Nepal. The plane flew to Pokhara, a tourist city in central Nepal at noon. After the refueling, it continued to fly. However, due to the rain and the failure of the contact system, it flew to the southern plains. When the aircraft contacted the ground for the last time, the captain reported that the aircraft had been diverted.

According to the latest news from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the helicopters and troops sent by the Nepalese military to carry out search and rescue missions found the wreckage of the wrecked plane in Akan Kanqi County that afternoon. Aqakanchi County is located at the boundary between the southern plains of Nepal and the northern mountains, 215 km from Kathmandu.

Currently, Nepal Airways has not announced any casualties.

Responsible Editor: Liu Yang

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