Jun 21, 2024

CAAN grounded three Nepali pilots

CAAN grounded three Nepali pilots

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has grounded a pilot on the charge of hurling offensive words at the air traffic controllers (ATC).

A pilot of the Annapurna helicopter got grounded after he was found throwing vulgar words at the ATCs while attending to the Kathmandu-Lukla flight, said the CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niraula.

“A pilot of the Annapurna helicopter was grounded for miscommunicating with the ATCs during a Kathmandu-Lukla flight on 21 March 2023,” he said.

Similarly, other two pilots of helicopter companies (Air Dynasty and Fishtail Air) have been grounded for violating the aviation safety guidelines, he said.

All three pilots in question will be banned until further notice, he said.

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