The ATR 72-500 was en route from Tribhuvan Worldwide Airport in Kathmandu to Pokhara Worldwide Airport and crashed on the financial institution of the Seti Gandaki River whereas touchdown at Pokhara. It had been carrying 68 passengers together with 15 international nationals in addition to 4 crew members.
Native authorities mentioned they imagine at the least 69 folks had been killed within the crash.
The Nepalese aviation authority mentioned that Yeti Flight 691 took off from the capital of Kathmandu at 10:32 a.m. native time for what’s normally a 30-minute journey. The cockpit’s final communication with the Pokhara airport tower was at 10:50 a.m. from the Seti River gorge, and it crashed shortly after.
A video taken shortly earlier than the crash and posted on social media exhibits the ATR banking sharply to the left.
The plane concerned within the incident was a 15-year-old ATR 72-500 with registration 9N-ANC. It first went into service in 2007 with Kingfisher Airways, a short-lived Indian airline established in 2003. It was transferred to Nok Air in 2013 and delivered to Yeti Airways in 2019.
Authorities closed Pokhara Worldwide Airport, launching a search-and-rescue operation and the Nepal authorities held an emergency cupboard assembly. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Daha mentioned in an announcement that he was “deeply saddened by the unhappy and tragic accident.
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