Plane crashes in Nepal: On Sunday, an aeroplane carrying 72 passengers crashed in Nepal, according to Yeti Airlines and a local official.
“There are four crew members and 68 passengers on board… Rescue efforts are in progress, but Sudarshan Bartaula, the airline’s spokeswoman, told AFP that it is currently unknown whether there are any survivors.
Between the old and new Pokhara airports, he claimed, a plane had crashed in the heart of Nepal.
Plane crashes in Nepal: According to local official Gurudutta Dhakal, firefighters were attempting to put out a fire that had broken out in the wreckage.
Responders have already arrived and are battling the fire. All agencies are currently concentrating on extinguishing the fire and saving the passengers, according to Dhakal.
In recent years, Nepal’s aviation sector has flourished, transporting commodities and people to remote locations as well as international trekkers and climbers.
However, it has suffered from poor safety as a result of inadequate maintenance and training.
Due to safety concerns, the European Union has forbidden all Nepali carriers from using its airspace.
The Himalayan nation also features some of the most difficult and isolated runways in the world, with approaches that are difficult for even experienced pilots.
Aircraft operators claim that Nepal lacks the infrastructure necessary to provide reliable weather forecasts, particularly in the isolated Himalayan regions where fatal incidents have previously occurred.
In the mountains, the weather can sometimes change suddenly, making it dangerous to fly.
In May 2022
All 22 occupants of a Tara Air flight operated by the Nepali airline perished in the crash in May 2022, including 16 Nepalis, 4 Indians, and 2 Germans.
Shortly after taking off from Pokhara and making its way to the well-known hiking destination of Jomsom, the twin-propeller Twin Otter lost communication with air traffic control.
A day later, its wreckage was discovered scattered across a mountaintop at a height of roughly 14,500 feet (4,400 metres).
The majority of the 60 persons who participated in the search effort walked for miles uphill to get there.
Regulations were strengthened as a result of that accident, and one of them stipulated that planes could only be approved to fly if the entire route was expected to experience favourable weather.
In March 2018
51 persons were killed in March 2018 when a US-Bangla Airlines plane crashed-landed close to Kathmandu’s infamously challenging international airport.
The 167 persons aboard a Pakistan International Airlines flight died when it crashed as it approached Kathmandu in 1992, making that catastrophe the country’s deadliest since then.
A Thai Airways plane had crashed nearby the same airport just two months prior, killing 113 people.