After an unfortunate Yeti Airlines plane crash, 72 people died in Nepal. The plane was heading towards Pokhara from Kathmandu. With an Irish traveler onboard, the whole world is looking toward the real reason behind the crash.
Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal. The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire. Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.
At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said. Resident Divya Dhakal rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00 am local time (05:15 GMT). Local television showed thick black smoke billowing from the crash site. Rescue workers and crowds of people gathered around the wreckage of the aircraft.
“Half of the plane is on the hillside,” said Arun Tamu, a local resident. Who told reporters he reached the site minutes after the plane went down. “The other half has fallen into the gorge of the Seti river“. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority said it is the worst air crash in three decades in the small Himalayan nation.
Yeti Airlines spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula said. Thirty-seven were men, 25 were women, three were children and three were infants, Nepal’s civil aviation authority reported. Search efforts were called off after dark, Army spokesman Krishna Prasad Bhandar said, and will resume Monday morning. Hundreds of first responders had been still working to locate the remaining four individuals before then, Bhandar said. Among the dead is at least one infant, according to the Nepal’s civil aviation authority.
Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians, and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina, and France among others.