A Yeti Airlines ATR-72 aircraft on its way from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal crashed in Pokhara in Kaski district this morning. A total of 68 passengers and four crew members were on board the ATR-72 aircraft that crashed between the old airport and Pokhara International Airport, Yeti Airlines spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula told The Post.
In the pictures and videos posted on social media platforms, billows of smoke can be seen emanating from the accident site. Rescue operations are currently underway and the airport has been closed. An incident of a plane crash has come to light in Nepal on Sunday.
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A video of this incident has also surfaced now. The video is said to be a few seconds before it crashed. So far 68 dead bodies have been taken out in this accident. Krishna Bhandari, spokesperson of the Nepal Army, said that a large number of relief workers are present at the site of the accident.
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Due to the hilly area, there is difficulty in the rescue operation here. The news has come out that five Indians have also died in this accident. The videos that have surfaced of the incident are very scary. It is being speculated that hardly anyone can be alive.
In the reports that have come out, it is being said that the flight almost crashed 20 minutes after take off from the airport. The video clip before the accident is going viral on Twitter. This footage is from moments before the plane crashed.
In which it can be clearly seen that the plane lost its balance in the air before the crash. It then crashes with a loud noise. It is also believed that the pilot lost his balance before the plane crashed. After the plane crashes, it turns into a complete fireball.
Local official Gurudatta Dhaka told a news agency that after the crash, firefighting operations were carried out in the plane. In which those who faced a lot of difficulty came. 15 foreign nationals have also been killed in this accident. Five of them are Indians. The plane left for Pokhara from the capital Kathmandu.
The plane took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. The place where the plane crashed is a forest area and the Santi Gandaki river flows nearby. The river passes between the old and international airports of Pokhara. An emergency meeting has been held by the government after the accident. In which Prime Minister Pushpa Dahal Prachand is also present.