Human errors have been pointed out as the main reason behind increasing air accidents in Nepal. Considering the rate of increasing air accidents in Nepal, the authorities said that they would strengthen inspections for “health and behaviour” of crew members. Speaking at Committee for Good Governance and Monitoring of Nepali Parliament on Friday, Sanjeev Gautam, director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), said the CAAN has decided to focus on addressing human behaviour issue of the crew members, Xinhua news agency reported.
“We don’t understand why the pilots are repeatedly entering clouds as it is a violation of the standard operating procedure,” Gautam said.
Gautam even told the lawmakers that CAAN has issued a circular to airline operators stating that any pilots found entering into cloud during the monsoon season will have their licence withdrawn immediately.
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Secretary Prem Kumar Rai said the government would implement the policy of regular health check for pilots before they start a flight.