Bodies brought to hospital after Nepal plane crash

16 January 2023
2023-01-16 11:09

As search efforts ended for the day, 68 people were confirmed dead after a regional passenger plane with 72 aboard crashed into a gorge while landing at a newly opened airport in the resort town of Pokhara Sunday. 

It's the country’s deadliest airplane accident in three decades. Scores of rescue workers and onlookers crowded near a steep gorge hours after dark Sunday. The twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft, operated by Nepal’s Yeti Airlines, was flying from the capital, Kathmandu, to Pokhara, a 27-minute flight. It was carrying 68 passengers including 15 foreign nationals, as well as four crew members. No survivors have been found yet.

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