Thursday, January 05, 2006

Nepal records zero fatality in aviation in 2005

The year 2005 created a new history in the field of civil aviation with zero fatality for the year from January 4, 2005 to January 4, 2006. This news was disclosed by a high official at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal here today in a seminar entitled "Human Factor: Contributing Factor to Control Flight to Terrain".
Addressing the seminar, Yankila Sherpa, State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation congratulated and thanked all the concerned for their important efforts to make air travel safe in this country.
She further said this fact would remove the impact of negative propaganda about Nepal in other parts of the world, which has hampered the tourism sector in the country.
Experts also shared the views that the proper maintenance of aircraft, strictly adhering to the rules and regulations, well equipped and maintained airport facilities, as well as the timely and reliable information on the weather are the major factors that reduce accident rates.
In Nepal, there were two fatal accidents in 2002 involving commercial traffic with 22 fatalities, down to one with two fatalities in 2003. In 2004, there were 3 fatalities with one fatal accident.
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