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Decision to not allow flight if the weather is not clear, effective from today

Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAN) has made a rule not to allow flights at the departure airport and destination airport from today if the weather is not clear.

CAN Director General Pradeep Adhikari said that the rule of not allowing the ship to take off till the weather is clear for the departure airport and the input route including the airport has been implemented from today.

Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Bahadur Ale on Monday directed CAN to make a rule not to allow ships to take off until the weather is clear. Yesterday’s flight from Tribhuvan International Airport was delayed due to lack of coordination in implementation of the new rules framed by CAN.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport, the morning flight was delayed by at least two hours due to lack of coordination in implementation of the decision.

Although the weather was clear in the morning, the flight to Lukla at 6 am was halted for nearly two hours as it was not allowed. The Department of Water and Meteorology did not provide a weather report, saying that the flight was delayed by two hours because CAN did not give permission for the flight.

Conclusion According to the Director General, such a decision would be applicable to VFR routes and ships.

According to CAN, the decision will be taken only after the weather is clear on the flight route and the flight is allowed. According to CAN, the weather details in the inroute will be based on the data of the Department of Water and Meteorology.

CAN’s preliminary estimate is that Tara Air flight Sanosare crashed at Thasang Village Municipality-2, Mustang due to bad weather on Sunday afternoon. 22 people, including three crew members, 13 Nepalese, four Indians and two Germans were killed in the wreck.

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