There has been a victim of a plane crash in Nepal. Yeti Airlines plane going from Kathmandu to Pokhara has crashed. There were 68 passengers on board the aircraft.
Nepal Plance Crash: A 72-seater passenger plane crashed on the runway at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal. Rescue work is going on and the airport is currently closed. Nepal Police said that 30 bodies have been recovered. The plane was going from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
According to the news of Kathmandu Post, a total of 68 passengers and four crew members were on board the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed between the old airport and Pokhara International Airport. Nepal Police told that the plane caught fire in the air itself and after that the plane crashed.
accident during landing
According to media reports, the plane crashed while trying to land at Pokhara International Airport amidst bad weather. The area of Pokhara airport is surrounded by hills. The report further states that the plane caught fire after it crashed on the runway.
plume of smoke in the sky
According to reports, eyewitnesses saw plumes of smoke after the accident. Another important thing has come to the fore. The weather in Kathmandu was bad and Yeti Airline’s ATR-72 aircraft took off on time. Captain Kamal KC was flying this plane. Yeti Airlines spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula told that efforts are being made to extinguish the fire. With this, the rescue operation has also started.
efforts to extinguish the fire continue
Local official Gurudutt Dhakal told AFP that the wreckage was on fire and rescue workers were trying to extinguish it. Guru Dutt Dhakal said, “Rescue teams and rescue workers are present at the spot. All agencies are first focusing on dousing the fire and rescuing the passengers.