Yeti Airlines ATR 72 plane has crashed in Pokhara, Nepal
Kathmandu, January 15
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft from domestic Airline, Yeti Airlines flew from Kathmandu to Pokhara on Sunday morning.
On approach to Pokhara airport (PKR), the aircraft crashed on the bank of Seti River between the old airport and the new airport. There were a total of 68 passengers and four crew members onboard the plane, including 15 foreigners. The nationalities of the passengers:
BBC reported that 200 Nepalese soldiers are involved in the rescue at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti River, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.
Yeti Airlines has been serving Nepal for over two decades, they operate ATR 72s in the major cities of Nepal.
An Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer, ATR said in a statement they were supporting an investigation into the crash.
According to Reuters, searchers found on Monday both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.
Extremely disturbing visuals 😪
A total of 68 passengers & four crew members were on board the Yeti airlines aircraft that crashed between the old airport and the Pokhara International Airport, Sudarshan #Bartaula, spokesperson of Yeti Airlines: The Kathmandu Post#nepal pic.twitter.com/ap0Q02NivV— Rahul Sisodia (@Sisodia19Rahul) January 15, 2023