Mostly Tara and Yeti’s plane crash
Sunday’s crash is the 11th deadliest accident. Whether it is Tara Air or Yeti Airlines, it is important to know why traveling by air in Nepal is dangerous. Looking at the plane crashes in Nepal in the last 10 years, Tara Air and one Yeti Airlines accounted for most of the crashes. The causes of crashes are different in different accidents. Sometimes bad weather, sometimes low visibility and above all mountainous terrain make flying in Nepal dangerous. Bad weather plays the biggest role in this.
Why is flying in Nepal dangerous?
Eight of the 14 highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, are located in Nepal. Nepal also has the most dangerous airport in the world. There is a strong reason behind calling the airport located in Lukla city the most dangerous. Landing a plane on a runway carved out of rock between mountains is not easy at all. With a hill on one side of the runway and a pit on the other, a small mistake can lead to a big accident. Only highly trained and experienced pilots are allowed to land on the runway at Lukla. So flying in Nepal is not that easy.
Crashed due to technical reasons
After Sunday’s crash, an official from Nepal’s Civil Aviation Administration said weather was not behind it. Initial information is that the plane crashed due to technical reasons. Officials said they were able to tell that the flames were seen on the plane only when it was in the air. The plane crashed just 10 seconds before landing at the Pokhara airport. The actual cause of the accident is yet to be revealed.