Another plane crashes in Nepal leaving 72 people including crew members dead. Yeti Airlines airplane flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara suffered from Crash having 68 passengers and 4 crew members. Local residents say that plane was flying low over populated area and caught fire and crashed before landing. At least 68 people are died, severely injured people are rushed to hospital where most of them are in very serious condition. All severely injured people also died leaving 0 survivors.
According to a prominent Air-traffic website FlightRadar24, Yeti Airlines plane YT691 transponder stopped sending plane location data about 70 kilometers away from Pokhara city. Plane crashed near the gorge of Seti river about 1 and half kilometers from the airport. Nepali Army quickly arrived at the crash site and started operation to recover injured people and dead bodies.
According to Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority 72 people were on board on YT691 flight including 4 crew members. Passengers by their nationality were:
Aviation incidents are not uncommon in Nepal as most of the airports in the country are at remote places and country’s average elevation is high because of Himalayas. Sudden weather changes also make aviation dangerous. European Union has banned Nepali Airlines for using European airspace because of low standards and qualities of Nepali airplanes.