KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation authorities confirmed that all 19 people—16 passengers and three crew members—on board the Buddha Air's 9N-AEK 1900D aircraft were killed in Lalitpur district in the Kathmandu Valley on Sunday morning, the Rastriya Samchar Samiti reported.
According to the Buddha Air, 10 of the victims are Indian nationals, six including the crew members are Nepalis, two Americans and a Japanese.
One of the Nepali passengers, Nirajan Karmacharya, was found alive at the incident site and rushed to the nearest B&B Hospital in Gwarko, where he succumbed to injuries.
Name of the victims*
1. Pilot JB Tamrakar (Nepal)
2. Co-pilot Padma Adhikari (Nepal)
3. Air hostess Asmita Shrestha (Nepal)
4. Sharada Karmacharya (Nepal)
5. Jagan Karmacharya (Nepal)
6. Nirajan Karmacharya (Nepal)
7. Pankaj Mehta (India)
8. Chhaya Mehta (India)
9. M. Maruthachalam (India)
10. M. Manimaran (India)
11. A.K. Krisunan (India)
12. V M Kankasabesan (India)
13.T. Dhansekaran (India)
14. Kattoor Mahalingam (India)
15. Meenakshi Sundaram (India)
16. Thyagarajan (India)
17. Toshinori Jehma (Japanese)
18. Natalie Nailun (US)
19. Andrew Wade (US)
**The names of Indian victims corrected based on the Indian Embassy statement.
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