A passenger plane carrying 72 people on board crashed into forested land located on the banks of the Seti River that flows between the old domestic airport and Pokhara International Airport on Sunday.
Nepal’s Yeti Airlines confirmed that 66 passengers are dead. The twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft from Kathmandu crashed shortly before landing in Pokhara, a major tourist destination in the Himalayan nation. There were five Indian passengers on board, all of whom were from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh.
Rescue work is going on and the Black Box has been recovered from the crash site. It is said to be the worst air crash in three decades in the small Himalayan nation.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has set up a panel to investigate the accident and a report is expected within 45 days.