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Pilot Kamal KC's statue to be erected


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2023 Jan 18, 11:10, Kaski
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A half-life-size statue of the pilot of the Yeti Airlines ATR-72 aircraft Kamal KC who died in the fatal air crash in Pokhara on January 15 is to be constructed.

Rupa Rural Municipality of Kaski has decided to construct a monumental park with half life-size statue in memory of KC and inscribe the names of all 72 deceased in the stone plaque.

The late KC was a resident of Rupa rural municipality-3, Polyang. He was honored by the rural municipality with Ruparatna Award in 2078 BS. KC was the first pilot and trainer from the rural municipality.

Rupakot Chairperson Nawaraj Majhi said the passing away of pilot KC was an irreparable loss to the entire village.

A meeting of the rural executive on Tuesday decided to build a monumental park with the statue of KC and inscription of the names of the deceased and include content about KC in the local curriculum.

KC had completed his pilot course in the United States. He had started his profession associating with the Nepal Airlines Corporation in 2046 BS. Lately, he was associated with Yeti Airlines.

KC also made the first test flights at Pokhara International Airport and Bhairahawa International Airport.

All 72 passengers and crew members lost their lives in the Yeti Airlines plane crash in the Seti River gorge in Pokhara on January 15. ---

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