A 72-seater Yeti Airlines crashed on the runway at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal. The Airline had 68-passengers on-board. Rescue Operation is underway and the Airport has been closed down for the time-being.
The Yeti Airlines that flew to Pokhara from Kathmandu has crashed in Pokhara of Kaski district on Sunday morning. A total of 68 passengers and four crew members were on board the aircraft that crashed between the old airport and the Pokhara International Airport, Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesperson of Yeti Airlines, told the Kathmandu Post.
According to Kaski Police Chief SP Ajay KC, the Yeti Air ATR flight from Kathmandu met with an accident while landing. Security personnel and ambulance have been mobilized for rescue.
Plane crashes in Nepal are very common. Not only domestic flights crash but also foreign ones killing hundreds of people. Nepal has also had several serious aviation disasters in recent years.
Over the last 30 years, there have been nearly 30 fatal plane crashes in Nepal, the most recent–before the Pokhara plane crash today–being a Tara Air crash, in May 2022, killing 22 people on board.
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