KATHMANDU: The District Police Office, Makawanpur, on Tuesday informed the Agni Air plane crash probe commission that it has found an equipment from the incident site in the district that appears to be black box.
According to Co-ordinator of the panel Kumar Upadhyay Chalise, a senior polic officer told its member secretary Suresh Acharya that the find was dug out from 15 feet down using excavator.
However, it is yet to be confirmed whether it is the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) or Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). Talking to THT Online, Upadhayay said that a team of experts will be sent to Makawanpur tomorrow to examine the equipment.
A five-member panel was formed to look into the fatal air crash in Bastipur, Shikharpur of Makawanpur district on August 24.
Meanwhile, SP Ram Kumar Shrestha at the District Police Office told our Makawanpur reporter that both the FDR and the CVR have been found. According to him, the FDR is slightly damaged while the CVR is intact and alright.
Rescuers at the crash site on August 24. Photo: Nepal Army
The authorities had announced a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for the ones who would find the equipment that can help find the reasons of the crash.
All 14 people on board the Dornier aircraft were killed when it was returning to Kathmandu after failing to land in Lukla of Solukhumbu in the rainy morning.