Nepal Flight’s Co-Pilot Lost Husband in ‘Ball of Fire’ Plane Crash 16 Years Ago

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Content warning: This story contains graphic descriptions and footage of a plane crash.

In June 2006, a tiny passenger plane crashed as it approached a local airport in Nepal for landing, hitting the ground “in a ball of fire,” witnesses told the Nepali Times. Its co-pilot, Dipak Pokhrel, was killed, along with two other crew members and six passengers.

On Sunday, more than 16 years after Pokhrel’s fatal crash, his widow, Anju Khatiwada, died when the plane she was co-piloting slammed into a gorge just outside of a newly built airport in Pokhara. Khatiwada was 44.

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