CAAN to award Rs 1 lakh to person who can find whereabouts of missing ultralight

POKHARA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Pokhara has announced a prize of Rs 100,000 to anyone providing information about the ultra-light aircraft that went missing on October 8.

The CAAN Pokhara Office, issuing a notice issued today, stated that the award would be given on behalf of the Pokhara Ultralight Company to anyone providing information about the site where the ultralight met with an accident, according to Yogendranath Kunwar, Chief of the Search and Rescue Coordination Sub-centre.

The ultralight aircraft went missing some minutes after taking off the Pokhara Airport at 10:35 am on October 8.


The accident site could not be located yet, although helicopters, other ultralight aircraft and police on ground were mobilised in the search for the missing ultralight, said the CAAN Administrative Officer, Kashinath Paudel.

The pilot, a Russian national, and another South African tourist were on board the missing ultra-light aircraft.