Yesterday plane disaster in Nepal’s Pokhara region resulted in 68 fatalities. Eyewitnesses described the horrible jet crash, saying they emerged from their homes after hearing a loud explosion. As they got closer to the collision site, they saw dead bodies and injured people lying on the ground.
Pokhara: On January 15, an ATR-72 operated by Yeti Airlines crashed in the Pokhara district, killing 68 people and wounding many more. It was one of Nepal’s deadliest aviation catastrophes in ten years. Today at 10:33 a.m., the plane crashed just minutes after taking off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Eyewitnesses described the horrible jet crash, saying they emerged from their homes after hearing a loud explosion. As they got closer to the collision site, they saw dead bodies and injured people lying on the ground.
What witnessed Nepal plane crash?
We were the only village residents when we raced to the crash site after hearing a loud noise. MyRepublica newspaper quoted Tamu as saying, “Even as we began our rescue efforts, it took some time for the police to arrive at the scene.”
According to Tamu, he and the other villagers initially brought buckets of water to try to put out the fire in the wreckage. We also removed ten to twelve individuals, two of whom appeared to be short of breath,” he stated.
He stated, “It was difficult to go to the location where the plane had crashed.” He stated that the airplane had crashed into perilous terrain on the Seti River’s banks, hindering rescue efforts.
Nepal plane crash claims 68 lives.
In response to one of the country’s worst air crashes in nearly 30 years, the government of Nepal has declared a one-day national mourning tomorrow. There were 72 people aboard the plane, including five Indians. The plane was seen crashing to the ground and banking sharply to one side in a viral video. The deaths of all five Indians were confirmed.
From Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, Yeti Airlines was flying a twin-engine ATR 72. According to a police official, AK Chhetri, 31 bodies have been transported to hospitals. Another 36 bodies were discovered in the gorge where the aircraft crashed, Chhetri told AFP.
On board were six children and fifteen foreign nationals. The airlines said in a statement that the plane contained 53 Nepalis, 5 Indians, 4 Russians, 2 Koreans, 1 Argentinian, and one each from Ireland, Australia, and France.
At 10:33 a.m., the aircraft took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The plane crashed into a river gorge on the Seti River just as it was about to land at the Pokhara airport.
“On 15 Jan 2023, Sunday from Kathmandu at 10:32 am local time for Pokhara, Nepalese 53 foreigners, 5 Indians, 4 Russians, and 1 Irish… NYT 691, 9N-ANC plane came into contact with Pokhara Tower at 10:50 am at Neet Beach, and after that, the plane crashed,” read a notice from the Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority. “9NALX and 9NANA helicopters were mobilized for rescue from Po