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A Yeti Airways ATR 72 crashed on the financial institution of the Seti River whereas touchdown at Pokhara Worldwide Airport in Nepal.
The ATR 72-500, with registration 9N-ANC was performing flight YT961 from Kathmandu to Pokhara on Sunday morning. Sadly, the turboprop crashed on the financial institution of the Seti River between the previous airport and the brand new airport in Pokhara, about 1.2nm forward of the runway threshold.
A complete of 68 passengers and 4 crew members led by Captain Kamal KC have been on board the crashed plane, in accordance with Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesperson of Yeti Airways. Not one of the passengers or crew survived, that is the worst accident within the airline’s historical past and in addition the worst air crash in three a long time in Nepal. 68 useless our bodies have been discovered on the crash website to this point, and rescue operations are ongoing.
Footage shared on social media platforms confirmed plumes of smoke billowing from the crash website.
A rescue group has been deployed to the crash website on a helicopter and the rescue operations are ongoing. Locals, safety personnel, armed forces, police, hearth brigade and ambulance have been mobilized for rescue.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal referred to as an emergency assembly of his cupboard and urged state businesses to work on rescue operations.
On this sorrowful time, we categorical our deepest condolences to all of the victims and their households. Could GOD give consolation to you and your family members!
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In line with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, 15 international nationals have been onboard the plane, together with 5 Indians, 4 Russians, and two Koreans. There was additionally one passenger every from Eire, Australia, Argentina and France.
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal confirmed that not one of the passengers or crew survived the tragic incident. That is the worst accident within the airline’s historical past. This crash can also be Nepal’s deadliest since 1992, when a Pakistan Worldwide Airways Airbus A300 crashed right into a hillside upon method to Kathmandu, killing all 167 folks on board.
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In line with native authorities, the Black Field – flight knowledge recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the 9N-ANC plane that crashed in Nepal have been discovered.
Yeti Airways is the second largest home service in Nepal, after Buddha Air. Along with its subsidiary Tara Air, Yeti Airways have the widest home flight community of any Nepali airline and fly to essentially the most locations in Nepal.
In Could 2022, Yeti Airways’ subsidiary Tara Air Twin Otter crashed en route from Pokhara to Jomsom.
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