(*16*): A Nepalese passenger plane with 72 individuals, together with 10 foreigners, onboard crashed on Sunday whereas touchdown on the Pokhara airport and eight bodies have been recovered, based on media experiences.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Yeti Airlines’ 9N-ANC ATR-72 plane took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:33 am. Pokhara is a serious vacationer vacation spot in the Himalayan nation.
While touchdown on the Pokhara airport, the plane crashed on the financial institution of the Seti River between the outdated airport and the brand new airport. There have been a complete of 68 passengers and 4 crew members, Republica newspaper reported.
The passengers included 10 foreigners, based on the state-run Nepal Television.
Eight useless bodies have been discovered from the accident website, My Republica newspaper reported.
According to Tek Bahadur KC, Chief District Officer of the Kaski district, the plane crashed into the Seti river gorge. Rescue operations are at the moment being carried out, he was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times newspaper.
Details of the accident are but to return.
Images and movies posted on social media platforms confirmed plumes of smoke billowing from the crash website.