Plane crash in Nepal kills all on board – 72 people

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Air crash in Nepal: all 72 people on board died

Photo : screen video/Abhishek Anand Journalist

In Nepal, on January 15, an ATR 72 passenger plane of the local airline Yeti Airlines crashed, en route from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara, writes The Guardian.

All 72 people on board were killed. Among them – 68 passengers and 4  crew member.

The plane crashed on a hillside before landing at Pokhara Airport and caught fire.

According to the airport administration, 15 foreigners were flying on this flight: five citizens of India, two  – from South Korea, one — from Ireland, Argentina, Australia and France, as well as four Russians.

Search and rescue operations continue at the crash site.

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal convened emergency government meeting.

Videos of the moment of the plane crash and the consequences of the crash are being published on social networks.

Nepal suffers from poor safety due to insufficient pilot training and maintenance.

It also has some of the most remote and most difficult runways in the world.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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