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Thursday 16 May 2013

Nepal Airlines Dornier 228 crashed at Jomsom Airport, crashed on the banks of Kaligandaki River.

A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain Airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, injuring all 21 people on board.

Four of the injured are in critical condition, police officer Bhim Bahadur Chand said. No one was killed.

Nine passengers are Japanese tourists, and the three crew members and the other passengers are all Nepali.

The plane belonging to state-owned Nepal Airlines was trying to land at Jomsom airport, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Katmandu, when it crashed on the banks of Kaligandaki river.

The injured were rushed to the local hospital, and those with serious injuries are being airlifted to nearby Pokhara town for treatment.

The area is popular with foreign trekkers visiting the Mount Annapurna area and Hindu pilgrims visiting the revered Muktinath temple.

Fifteen people were killed last May when a plane crashed while attempting to land at the same airport.

Six persons - plane's Captain Deependra Pradhan, co-pilot Suresh K.C, air hostess Santa Maya Tamang and passengers Govinda Pahadi and Japanese nationals S. Okawa and K. Chiyo received serious injuries. They have been flown to Pokhara for further treatment.

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Nepal plane crash injures 21, including 9 Japanese
Times of India
The plane belonging to state-owned Nepal Airlines was trying to land at Jomsom airport, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Katmandu, when it crashed on the banks of Kaligandaki river. The injured were rushed to the local hospital, and those ...
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Plane crash survivor Cecilia Crocker explains how she copes with survivor's guilt
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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, and all 21 people on board, including eight Japanese tourists, survived with injuries, police said. Four of the injured were in ...
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Greenfield Daily Reporter
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Wheeler Cowperthwaite / Nevada Appeal A Carson City Sheriff's Deputy talks with a member of the Carson City Fire Department on Kings Canyon Road where the road turns to dirt. The road was blocked as crews responded to a plane crash up the mountain.
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KATHMANDU — Twenty-one people were hurt, including eight Japanese tourists, when a smallplane skidded off a Nepal airport runway on Thursday and plunged into a river, police said. All 21 people aboard the Nepal Airlines Twin Otter aircraft were ...
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Five seriously injured in Nepal plane crash
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The government-run Nepal Airlines Twin Otter aircraft crashed into Kali Gandaki river in the Annapurna mountain range, police spokesman Keshav Adhikari said, adding that all on board were injured. "At 8.30am (12.45pm AEST) the plane was landing at the ...
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Jordan military plane crash kills two pilots
The Daily Star
AMMAN: A Jordanian air force plane on a training flight crashed on Thursday due to a technical failure, killing the pilot and a trainee, an official in the armed forces' general command said in a statement. "At 6:55 am (0355 GMT) on Thursday morning ...
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Tuesday 14 May 2013

Airports Authority of India filed two lawsuits against Kingfisher Airlines Ltd

State-run Airports Authority of India said Tuesday it has filed two lawsuits against Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. 532747.BY -2.19% in a Mumbai court, seeking 3 billion rupees ($55 million) of unpaid airport-usage fees from the now-grounded carrier.

One of the suits also seeks filing of criminal charges against Kingfisher because checks for 1.17 billion rupees were returned by banks due to insufficient funds in its accounts, Airports Authority of India Chairman V.P. Agrawal told reporters.

Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
A Kingfisher booking counter in New Delhi after its grounding last October; the airline is being sued by the state-run operator of 40 of the country's airports.

This 3 billion rupees it wants Kingfisher to pay is excluding the payments that the airline's banks had guaranteed, Mr. Agrawal said.

The Airports Authority of India manages 40 airports and controls air traffic in India's airspace.

A Kingfisher spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuits.

Kingfisher owes more than $2.5 billion to its lenders, suppliers, plane-leasing companies, employees, airport operators and the Indian government. The carrier is facing several lawsuits from its creditors.

At least 10 of Kingfisher's creditors—including ATR, BNP Paribas BNP.FR +2.02% and Rolls Royce & Partners Finance Ltd.—have petitioned the Karnataka High Court to shut down the airline and United Breweries (Holdings), a key shareholder of the airline and guarantor of its debt. The creditors want to sell the companies' assets to recover the money Kingfisher owes.

The airline's banks recently sent it a legal notice to take over the real-estate assets it pledged as collateral against loans. The banks also plan to invoke guarantees given by Kingfisher Chairman Vijay Mallya and its group companies.

Kingfisher has been making losses since its inception in 2005, first due to aggressive expansion—it bought India's then leading low-fare carrier and ordered Airbus 380 planes—which backfired as passenger traffic didn't grow as much as it was expecting. The airline was also hit by high interest cost on the debt it took to fund the expansion, other expenses and competition, especially from low-fare carriers.

It grounded its flights on Oct. 1 due to a strike by its employees over pay. The government later canceled its license and said it wouldn't let the airline fly until it produced a viable plan to restart operations

Kingfisher crisis:
Royal Challengers Captain Virat Kohli booed at Delhi Airport
Kingfisher Airline Pilots

Kingfisher Airlines employees, who haven't received their salaries for months, adopted a unique form of protest. They booed Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli at the Delhi Airport on Tuesday. Virat is the captain of the team owned by Dr Vijay Mallya who also owns Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher Airlines, once India's second-largest airline, is behind on salary payments and has grounded its fleet. Over 80 Pilots and 270 Kingfisher engineers have been on intermittent strikes, primarily over delay in payment of salaries.

Kingfisher has been saddled with a huge loss of Rs 9,000 crore and a debt burden of over Rs 8,000 crore, a large part of which it has not serviced since January 2012. Several of its aircraft have been either taken away by its lessors or grounded by the Airports Authority of India for non-payment of dues during the past few months. Kingfisher's net loss in 2010-11 was Rs 1,027 crore and it doubled to Rs 2,328 crore in 2011-2012. The Airline also owes money to 17 banks.

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Wall Street Journal
At least 10 of Kingfisher's creditors—including ATR, BNP Paribas and Rolls Royce & Partners Finance Ltd.—have petitioned the Karnataka High Court to shut down the airline and United Breweries (Holdings), a key shareholder of the airline and guarantor ...
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Kingfisher Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank (KGF)
Daily Political
Kingfisher (LON: KGF)'s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. They currently have a GBX 295 ($4.53) price target on the stock. A number of other firms have also ...
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Air India to start flights at Dharamsala, Kullu from May 15
New York Daily News
The services would be the first in eight months as only Kingfisher Airlines operated services between New Delhi and three airports in Himachal Pradesh - Jubbarhatti near Shimla, Gaggal near Dharamsala and Bhuntar near Kullu. There have been no flights ...
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AAI files lawsuit against KFA
Business Standard
V P Agrawal, chairman, AAI, said, “We have filed a criminal lawsuit against Kingfisher Airlines as cheques of Rs 117 crore given by the company has been returned by banks due to insufficient funds. AAI has also filed a civil lawsuit in Mumbai to ...
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Suspected homicide victim a Halls Head local
Mandurah Mail
A police officer at the home on Kingfisher Drive understood to be involved in the police probe. A home on Kingfisher Drive understood to be involved in the police probe. Police are understood to have raided this property on Oaklands Avenue. A police ...
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Sunday 12 May 2013

Bankers look to sell Dr Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines Ltd brand as NPAs dip

Stung by rising NPAs and lower profits, banks have initiated the process of searching for a buyer for the Kingfisher Airlines brand even as they start recovering some of their dues through sale of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s assets.
SBI has valued the collateral of KFA at about R6,500 crore, excluding the brand, which falls short of their debt of around R7,000 crore. While some of the assets are being sold, SBI has started searching for a buyer for the Kingfisher brand, news agency agencies said quoting a PNB official.

It was not immediately ascertained how much the Kingfisher brand will fetch after the airline has been grounded.

Punjab National Bank is hopeful of recovering at least R60-70 crore from sale of Kingfisher Airlines’ assets, which, along with a faster loan growth and lower provisioning, may improve its bottomline in 2013-14, top officials said on Thursday.

State Bank of India, which leads the consortium of lenders, has already initiated winding-up proceedings against the beleaguered airline and recovered R800-1,000 crore.

"(Banks) have enough collateral like his house and personal assets. SBI as a consortium leader is looking into it. We are hopeful of recovering R60-70 crore," PNB executive director Rakesh Sethi told reporters.

Of the 17 banks’ total exposure of about R7,000 crore in Kingfisher, SBI's exposure was at R1,600 crore followed by PNB and IDBI Bank at R800 crore each. Banks have written off the loans as the loss-making airline failed to repay in time.