Plane carrying 72 people crashed near pokhara airport in central nepal on wednesday. the atr 72 yeti airlines plane was flying from kathmandu to pokhara and crashed on landing, catching fire. there were 68 passengers on board, including 10 foreign nationals, and four crew members. 16 bodies have been recovered and nepalese soldiers are involved in the rescue at the crash site near the tourist town’s airport.
Plane crashed near pokhara airport in central nepal on wednesday. video of the crash site, posted on social media, showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris. prime minister pushpa kamal dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. we expect to recover more bodies, an army spokesman told reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.
Cause of the crash is still unknown. however, video of the crash site showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris. prime minister pushpa kamal dahal has called an emergency meeting of his cabinet to discuss the rescue operations. it is unclear why the plane crashed, but authorities are working to determine the cause.