KATHMANDU: According to sources form Nepal’s aviation authority , at least 40 people were killed on Sunday when a Nepali domestic flight crashed in Pokhara site in Nepal. The official of Nepal’s aviation authority further said that this recent air crash in the small Himalayan is the country’s worst crash in nearly five years.
On the incident site a large number of rescue workers participating in rescue activities on the hillside where the Yeti Airlines flight, carrying 72 passengers from the capital Kathmandu, went down. According to further latest news from Nepali Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson, the weather was clear, but still the incident took place said Jagannath Niroula.
According to sources, the Nepali local TV also showed that a hundred of rescue workers were scrambling around the broken pieces of the aircraft. The TV also showed tat flames of fire were also very visible at incident site.
One of the police official Ajay KC also told tot he news media persons that rescue workers were having a lot of difficulty while reaching the incident site, as it is situated between two hills.
The government aviation authority further added in a recent statement that the craft made their last contact with the airport from Seti Gorge at 10:50 am (0505 GMT), and then it crashed.
One of the local resident also spoke to the media persons that “he reached to site after a few minutes after the aircraft went down for the crash”. He also added that half of the plane is on the hillside and the remaining half has fallen into the gorge of the Seti river.”