After plane crash in Nepal, all domestic flights will be inspected

A Nepalese airliner carrying 72 people, including five Indians, crashed into a river gorge while landing at Pokhara Airport on the 24th, killing 10 people. At least 68 people.

A ministerial meeting held in Baluwatar to assess the situation following the crash of Yeti Air’s 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft also formed a five-member investigative committee headed by former Aviation Minister Nagendra Kimire to investigate the accident.

At 10:33 am, the plane took off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and made an emergency landing at Pokhara Airport, a major tourist destination in the Himalayan country.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the plane crashed into the banks of the Seti River between the old and new airports. There were a total of 68 passengers and 4 crew members.

The Indian embassy said on Twitter that five of the 15 foreigners on board were Indians.

The five Indians on board the downed plane have been identified as Abhisekh Kushwaha, Bishal Sharma, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, Sonu Jaiswal and Sanjaya Jaiswal, Yeti Airlines officials said.

“A Yeti Airways ATR-72 plane crashed today near Pokhara Airport while departing from Kathmandu. According to information provided by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, five Indians were traveling on the plane. Rescue operations are ongoing. ” tweeted.

The embassy added that it was in contact with local authorities and was monitoring the situation.

An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers also designated January 16 as a public holiday to mourn the victims of the Yeti Airlines plane crash.

Pokhara International Airport was closed to all flights departing and landing today following the Yeti Airlines plane crash.

Images and videos posted on social media platforms showed plumes of smoke rising from the crash site.

Nepal has a long history of aviation accidents, in part because of rapid weather changes and runways located in inaccessible rocky terrain.

The last major air accident in Nepal was the crash of a Tara plane in Nepal’s mountainous Mustang region on May 29, killing all 22 people on board, including four Indian family members.

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