A 72-seater passenger aircraft crashed on the runway at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal. Rescue operations are underway, and the airport is closed for the time being.
#Nepal: Yeti Airways’ airplane carrying 68 passengers, 4 crew members crashes on runway at Pokhara Airport, visuals surface https://t.co/tvugsopsK2#BreakingNews #YetiAirways #PokharaAirport #kathmandu #planecrash #Passengers #news #NewsUpdates pic.twitter.com/cjpGAkMas1
— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) January 15, 2023
According to reports, around 10 out of the 68 passengers on flight that crashed on runway were foreign nationals. 16 dead bodies were recovered from the crash site until now. However the identification and exact count of injured and deceased passengers is yet not known.
Pictures and videos posted on social media platforms showed smoke billowing from the crash site.
यति एयरलाइन्सको विमान पोखरामा दुर्घटना, उद्धार जारी । pic.twitter.com/JiRdoqTq4H
— Kantipur TV HD (@KantipurTVHD) January 15, 2023
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.