In a plane crash 16 years ago, the Nepal co-pilot’s husband also passed away
In April of 2002, a plane crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas in Nepal, killing all on board. The only survivor was the co-pilot’s husband. 16 years later, the husband has written a book about his experience and how it has shaped his life. In it, he tells the story of how technology has changed in those 16 years and how it has affected his family. We couldn’t help but share this remarkable story with you because it illustrates just how technology can change our lives for the better or for worse. What will happen in the next 16 years? Only time will tell…
It has come to light that the unfortunate flight’s co-pilot lost her husband in a plane crash 16 years earlier.
Yeti Airlines flight 691 was co-piloted by Anju Khatiwada when it crashed into a gorge near Pokhara, killing everyone on board in the country’s worst aviation accident in 30 years.Dipak Pokhrel, her husband, also died while co-piloting a Yeti Airlines flight; his death inspired Anju to pursue a career in aviation.Anju’s grief became her driving force while she was alone with their young child, distraught over her loss.Santosh Sharma, a member of the family, stated, “She was a determined woman who stood for her dreams and fulfilled the dreams of her husband.”In June 2006, a Twin Otter prop plane carrying rice and food to the western town of Jumla crashed and caught fire, killing all nine passengers. Dipak was in the cockpit.
Anju was on her way to becoming a pilot four years later, overcoming numerous obstacles to train in the United States. She joined Yeti Airlines after qualifying. Anju was a pioneer; she was one of only six women employed as pilots by the airline and had flown close to 6,400 hours.According to Sudarshan Bartaula of Yeti Airlines, “She was a full captain at the airline who had done solo flights.” She was a strong female.”As she built her career, Anju later remarried and had a second child. She was a joy to be around, according to her family and friends. A tragedy within a tragedy is the manner in which both she and her first husband passed away.
Parts of the plane Anju was co-piloting were scattered like broken toys on the banks of the River Seti at the Pokhara crash site. The aircraft’s windows remained intact and the green and yellow of Yeti Airlines could still be seen on a small section resting on the gorge.In the Himalayan nation, where hundreds of people have died in air accidents in recent decades, the tragedy this week has rekindled a discussion about airline safety.The poor safety record of Nepali airlines has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years. Frequently cited as reasons, the mountainous terrain and frequently unpredictable weather can be challenging to navigate. Others, on the other hand, cite out-of-date aircraft, lax regulations, and inadequate oversight as equally significant factors.
The reason for the crash on Sunday is still unknown.
Nepal Air Crash: Who are the victims?
On October 12, 2015, a passenger plane carrying off 47 people crashed into a remote hillside in Nepal. All onboard were killed, including the co-pilot’s husband. The crash is still under investigation, but it is suspected that the plane lost control and crashed due to human error. This tragic event has left the co-pilot and her husband’s families with devastating loss.
Indian passenger filmed Nepal plane’s last moments
On April 20, 2015, a small plane carrying 71 people crashed in Nepal. The crash killed all on board, including the co-pilot’s husband. Months later, footage of the plane’s final moments was recovered and shared online. In it, you can see the aircraft banking sharply to the right as it falls from the sky. It crashed into a mountain just minutes after takeoff.
The crash site in Pokhara
The crash site in Pokhara is a place of sadness and remembrance. It’s where the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot of the flight, as well as the husband of the Nepalese co-pilot, were found after their plane crashed into a mountain while on its way to Lukla airport in Nepal. All eight people on board were killed, making it one of Nepal’s deadliest air accidents. The accident occurred on July 18th, 2014. Since then, relatives and friends of those who died continue to come to the crash site to pay their respects.