The investigation commission begins its work as ‘Black Box’ retrieved

The ‘black box’ of the ATR 72 aircraft belonging to the Yeti Airlines that crashed in Pokhara Sunday has been found a day later.

Black Box, containing flight radar record and the cockpit voice recorder, is considered an immensely important device of the aircraft to find out the causes behind the accident.

As ‘black box’ has been retrieved, it would be easier for the investigation commission to begin with the work. Spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Jagannath Niraula, said that the commission has begun its work from today itself.

An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar soon after the  crash had formed  a five-member investigation commission.

The committee is provided with a 45 days deadline to explore into the causes of the crash and submit a report suggesting measures to prevent occurrence of such accidents in the coming days.

The air crash investigation commission has been formed in accordance with the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Regulations, 2071 BS.

Nagendra Ghimire, a former Director General of Civil Aviation Authority, is the convener of the commission while  while Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation  will work as the member-secretary. The other members of the commission include aviation experts Deepak Prakash Bastola (retired Major General), Sunil Thapa (retired Captain) and aircraft repair engineer Ekraj Jung Thapa.