Nepal Plane Crash: The 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft of Nepal’s Yeti Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 10.33 am. While landing at Pokhara airport, the plane crashed on the banks of Seti river.
New Delhi:68 people died in a plane crash in Nepal on Sunday. This was the first accident related to ATR-72 aircraft in the country. There were 72 people on board the aircraft, including four crew members. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said the 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 10.33 am. Was full While landing at Pokhara airport, the plane crashed on the banks of Seti river between the old airport and the new airport.
The ATR-72 is a twin-engine turboprop regional airliner developed by aircraft manufacturer ATR in France and Italy. ATR is a joint venture between French aerospace company Aerospatiale and Italian aviation group Aeritalia.
Currently, only Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines operate ATR-72 aircraft in Nepal. According to ‘My Republica’ newspaper, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal spokesman Jagannath Niraula said that this is the first accident related to ATR-72 aircraft in Nepal.
According to the data of ‘Aviation Safety Network’, Sunday’s accident was the third worst accident in the history of Nepal. Yeti Airlines spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula said that there is no information about any survivors so far. Nepal has a very poor record of plane accidents due to the sudden change of weather and airstrips built in inaccessible places.