Kathmandu. Five Indian nationals were among the 72 people on board the plane that crashed while landing at Pokhara airport in Nepal. 60 people have died in this accident. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said the Yeti Airlines 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft had taken off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 10.33 am and crashed near Pokhara airport at around 11 am. Gone.
Pokhara is a famous tourist destination in this Himalayan country. There were 68 passengers and four crew members on board the aircraft. A Yeti Airlines official said that the five Indians on board the flight have been identified as Abhishek Kushwaha, Vishal Sharma, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, Sonu Jaiswal and Sanjana Jaiswal. The Indian Embassy has also confirmed the inclusion of five Indians among the 68 passengers.
It tweeted, “A Yeti Airlines ATR-72 aircraft coming from Kathmandu crashed near Pokhara airport today. According to information provided by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, five Indian nationals were also on board the aircraft. Rescue operations are on.” According to the airlines, there were 10 foreign nationals on board. Some passengers have been admitted to the hospital.
The condition of the Indian passengers is not yet known. While landing at Pokhara airport, the plane crashed on the banks of Seti river between the old airport and the new airport. According to the news of ‘The Himalayan Times’ newspaper, at least 32 bodies have been recovered from the crash site.
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