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A Yeti Air plane flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Nepal, crashed near Pokhara Airport today, January 15, 2023.
The 9N ANC ATR72 aircraft that had been involved in a flight to Pokhara with 68 passengers, including four crew members led by Captain Kamal KC, crashed near Pokhara Airport this morning.
According to Witnesses, the pilot diverted the plane to the gorge to save human settlement. Meanwhile, locals who saw the aircraft before the crash assumed that the pilot diverted the aircraft to the gorge of the Seti river in a bid to save the human settlement after knowing it was going to crash.
A rescuer says, “If it had been just one more minute late, the plane could have hit the old airport in Pokhara, which is so close to the Ramghat market area”.
Here are the nationalities of 15 foreigners
Yeti Airlines says there were 72 people on board the aircraft involved in the Pokhara plane crash on Sunday morning. And 68 were the passengers, and 4 were the crew members. Among them, 53 were Nepalese, and 15 passengers were foreigners. Similarly, three were infants.
Here is the list of the nationalities of the passengers:
- Nepalese: 53
- Indians: 5
- Russians: 4
- Irish: 1
- Korean: 2
- Argentinian: 1
- Australian: 1
- French: 1