NEPAL: The spine-chilling Nepal plane crash shook everyone as the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 aircraft carrying 72 passengers crashed before landing in Pokhara. The place of the accident is only a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation.
Meanwhile, the official Nepal Army spokesman, Krishna van Prasad Bhandari, announced that they could not rescue anyone from the site.
The Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-inaugurated airport in Nepal’s Pokhara. Reportedly, a live-streaming clip of the horrific incident is making the rounds on social media.
The video depicts all of the passengers inside the aircraft taking in the view of the city below as the aircraft loops before landing. A fire broke into the window within a few seconds, and the passengers were heard crying out of panic and fear. The passenger, Sonu Jaiswal, was doing a Facebook live video before the mishap.
Abhishek Pratap Shah, an ex-MP of Nepal and member of the Central Committee of the Nepali Congress, recovered the disturbing footage from one of his common friends who might have been on the friend list of the deceased passenger. He said, “It was sent by one of my friends, who received it from police personnel. It is a real record. It is today’s video as the flight was about to land.”
According to Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority, the flight carried 72 passengers, including five Indians, four Russians, and one Irish national.
The aviation sector in Nepal has witnessed several plane crashes recently, which triggered concerns about the safety and training of flight staff. The Nepal Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has called for an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers following the sudden aircraft crash in Pokhara.
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