On Sunday morning at around 11 AM, a 72-seater airplane of the Yeti airlines crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara, which had 68 passengers including 10 foreigners and 4 crew members. 68 people lost their lives out of whom 5 were Indians, out of whom 4 were the residents of Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. All of them aged between 25 and 35 years. 2 people were rescued from the burning plane, who are in a critical condition. Information on the other two has still not been found.
The aircraft had taken off from Kathmandu at 10.32 AM, and it was supposed to land at 10.59 AM, but the crash took place before the 27th minute. It was the flight’s third journey on this route. According to Pokhara airport ATC, the flight was merely 10 seconds away from the runway, but it got crashed right before the landing. The Indians on the flight were Abhishek Kushwaha, Vishal Sharma, Anil Rajbhar, Sonu, and Sanjay Jayaswal. As per Nepal’s Aviation Authority, flames were visible in the plane, and that is why, the accident took place because of a technical fault.
Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in the Himalayas.