CAAN tested all ATR aircraft after Yeti accident, no faults found

Aircraft of Yeti Airlines parked at Pokhara airport. Photo: Vishwanews

Kathmandu: After the accident of Yeti Airlines on Sunday, all ATR aircraft flying in Nepal have gone through technical tests conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

However, CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niraula informed that no fault was found in any of the aircraft from the tests conducted in this way.

According to him, all ATR-42 and ATR-72 aircraft operating in Nepal have been thoroughly tested by the authority’s flight safety inspectors after Sunday’s accident near Pokhara International Airport.

Niraula also stated that daily tests, pre-flight tests, and tests at fixed intervals required for regular flight qualification by all airlines in Nepal are done in accordance with the standards and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization and the standards of aircraft manufacturers.

The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Nepal held after the accident instructed the authority to test all the aircraft.