Sita Air plane crashes in Humla; all passengers, crew members are safe

KATHMANDU: A Dornier aircraft of Sita Air suffered a minor accident at Simkot Airport in Humla district this morning. All five passengers and two crew members that had flown from Nepalgunj Airport are reported safe.

The incident occurred after the right wing of the aircraft touched the ground while landing. The airport was covered with the thick fog this morning while the plane was attempting to land. Earlier, Pilot Kiran Bhattarai and co-pilot Deepak Shah had made three attempts to land the plane, it is said.