HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The committee formed to probe the May 14 Agni Air dornier crash on the Jomsom-Pokhara sector, which killed over a dozen Indians, submitted its report to Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Post Bahadur Bogati.
In its report, the committee under Medini Prasad Sharma, former director- general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, has blamed the disaster on judgmental error on the part of the pilot-in-command due to stress.
An excerpt of the report reads, “ The probable cause of the accident was spur
of the moment, execution
of the left turn by the pilot-in-command with the
intention to divert to Pokhara without considering the required radius of turn and the rising surrounding terrain.”
It states, “This caused the aircraft to STALL as a result of steep bank at low speed and altitude insufficient Crew Resource Management RM and loss of situational awareness caused judgmental error as both crew members were bogged down in trying to resolve the
landing gear light indication problem.”