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Nepal records zero aviation fatality in 2005

February 09 , 2006

Nepal records zero aviation fatality in 2005

Nepal recorded a new history in the field of civil aviation with zero fatality between January 4, 2005 to January 4, 2006.

The information was released by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on January 4, 2006, in a seminar entitled "Human Factor: Contributing Factor to Control Flight to Terrain".

Mrs. Yankila Sherpa, State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, congratulated and thanked all the concerned for their important efforts to make air travel safe in the country.

She said that the negative propaganda about Nepal's security situation has hampered the tourism sector. Despite the internal conflict, Nepal has remained a safe destination for tourists, as no visiting tourist has undergone any severe problem during the visit.

Aviation experts said that the proper maintenance of aircraft, strictly adhering to the rules and regulations, well equipped and maintained airport facilities, and timely and reliable information on the weather are the major factors reducing the accident rates.

In 2002, the Himalayan country recorded two fatal air accidents with two casualties. The number of casualties decreased to one with two fatalities in 2003. In 2004, there were three casualties with one fatal accident.