Old planes, risky skies: fatal crash lays bare Nepal’s air safety record

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The family of the veteran pilot who lost his life in the May crash – along with everyone else on board – joins those calling for updated tech in aircraft

“He used to say, ‘24 hours [in a day] is not enough for me!’”

Bibhuti Ghimire’s voice breaks as she describes her father, a well-respected pilot in Nepal and a multitalented man with a flair for music, who would get bored with playing the piano and move on to the harmonium. “And he loved to fly.”

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Written by Matthew Kynaston
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/16/old-planes-risky-skies-fatal-crash-lays-bare-nepals-air-safety-record under the title “Old planes, risky skies: fatal crash lays bare Nepal’s air safety record”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.