New Delhi: A 72-seater passenger aircraft on Sunday crashed on the runway at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal. The airport was closed as authorities launched a rescue operation.According to news agency Reuters, an army spokesman said that at least 16 people were killed when the aircraft crashed in western Nepal’s Pokhara.
We expect to recover more bodies,” Krishna Bhandari told Reuters. “The plane has broken into pieces.”
Purported videos from the crash spot surfaced on social media. Here are some visuals accessed by ABPA total of 68 passengers and four crew members were on board the Yeti airlines aircraft that crashed between the old airport and the Pokhara International Airport, spokesperson of Yeti Airlines Sudarshan Bartaula said, as per The Kathmandu Post.
The Government of Nepal summoned an emergency meeting of the cabinet following the passenger aircraft crash.