A plane of the Nepalese airline Yeti Airline with 72 people on board crashed this Sunday in Nepal, when it was covering a domestic route that departed from Kathmandu.
The Yeti Airlines plane crashed in the Pokhara district, some 200 kilometers west of the Nepalese capital, while attempting to land, according to company spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula.
The aircraft, an ATR-72, It had on board 68 passengers and four crew members..
“Details on casualties are yet to come,” the spokesperson added.
Videos published on social networks, attributed to the accident, show columns of smoke coming from the area where the accident took place.
Pokhara airport serves as a connection for travelers heading to the town of Jomsom, located in the heart of the Himalayas, a popular destination among foreign tourists visiting the Annapurna peak (8,091 meters) or the Mustang region, as well as pilgrims Hindus.
Nepal, with frequent air accidents, has been the target of repeated international sanctions for the lack of controls.
The European Union has banned access to its territory for Nepali airlines since 2013.
The most serious air accident in recent years in Nepal occurred in March 2018, when a Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla plane from Dhaka crashed during landing maneuver at Kathmandu International Airport with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, leaving fifty dead.
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