At least 68 people found dead in Nepal plane crash, 5 Indians among the dead

At least 68 people were killed when a passenger plane belonging to domestic airline Yeti Air crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, according to Reuters, an Army spokesman said.

“We expect to recover more bodies. The plane crashed into pieces.

Here are 10 things about the Nepal plane crash.

  1. According to Reuters, there were five Indians, four Russians, one Irish and two Koreans on board, a Nepali airport official said.
  2. Rescue work continues at the crash site Local media reported that thick black smoke could be seen rising from the crash site in a video widely shared on social media.
  3. According to the flight tracking website FlightRadar24, rescuers and many people have gathered around the wreckage of the 15-year-old plane.
  4. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Yeti Air’s 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft took off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 10:33 am.
  5. Pokhara is a major tourist destination in Nepal.
  6. The plane crashed on the banks of the River Seti between the old and new airports while landing, local media reported.
  7. According to Tek Bahadur KC, Chief District Officer of Kaski Region, the plane crashed into the gorge of the Seti River.
  8. Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers after the crash.
  9. He also expressed his condolences for the crash and directed the Ministry of Interior, security personnel and all government agencies to conduct immediate rescue and rescue operations.
  10. The last major aircraft accident in Nepal occurred on May 29 last year when a Tara Airlines plane crashed in Mustang, Nepal, killing all 22 people on board.

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