Kathmandu, August 14, 2016:Â Late pilot Dinesh Neupane, who lost his life while making an emergency landing to save passengersâ€™ lives, has been honoured with the Narayan-Ishwori Neupane Samajsewa Ojaswi Award.
Neupane Bandhu Samaj honoured Neupane posthumously amid a programme in the capital on today for saving many lives even by sacrificing his own. Former lieutenant general of Nepal Army Balananda Sharma handed over the award jointly to Neupaneâ€™s father Mandatta, mother Birlaxmi and wife Rajani.
The award carries a purse of Rs 11,111 and a certificate of appreciation. Neupane lost his life when he made an emergency landing of the aircraft (9N-AJB) belonging to Kasthamandap Airlines at Chilkhaya in Kalikot on March 12.
Although lives of all nine passengers were saved, co-pilot Santosh Rana along with Neupane was killed in the plane crash. The aircraft was heading for Jumla from Nepalgunj when the crash occurred.
Also on the occasion, Neupaneâ€™s son Avash and daughter Roshani were presented Rs 11,111 in cash each and a certificate of appreciation for scoring highest marks in the higher secondary school final examinations.