Kathmandu, August 7, 2016: A single-engine aircraft of Makalu Air with a call sign 9N-AKC was returning to Surkhet after transporting cargo to Simikot of Humla when the aircraft engine went kaput at an altitude of 11,500 feet.
Captain Sange Lama and co-pilot Prashanta Shah were in the cockpit. A possible death was in front of them.
At the time when the engine broke out, co-pilot Shah was steering the aircraft. Then, Captain Lama took the command of the aircraft. Captain Lama looked at the co-pilot briefly and said â€œNo worry, I am here.â€
Captain Lama crash-landed the aircraft in Karnali River from where both of them came out safe cheating a possible death.
Co-pilot Shah was overwhelmed by the courage shown by Captain Lama. He then embarrassed Lama and said, â€œBrother, you are my real hero, my real god.â€
The duo looked at the aircraft that was being washed away by the river and said, â€œSorry, we couldnâ€™t safe you our beloved.â€
Watch the interview of Captain Sange Lama for Nagarik Show:
ByÂ Tek Narayan Bhattarai