nepal recovers the black boxes of the ATR-72 plane containing audio and data of the accident that occurred this Sunday. The authorities, who consider the 72 people who were traveling in the aircraft for dead, have continued the search operations this Monday. The bodies of four people remain to be found. They fear that they have fallen into a deep gorge located nearby. This witness recorded moments before the accident:
“I didn’t know it was going to crash. When I started filming, as you can see on the video, the plane suddenly tilts, just like a fighter jet tilts to avoid a missile. I saw it and was shocked to think that he was surely going to come to our houses, close to our houses. I thought that after the accident everything would end and that I would also die”, highlights the witness, Diwas Bohora.
The authorities of Nepal They have begun to identify the bodies this Monday. They have indicated that among the passengers there were 53 Nepalis, five Indian citizens, four Russians, an Irishman, an Australian, an Argentine, two Koreans and a Frenchman. They have also pointed out that the bodies of foreigners will be transported to the capital, Kathmanduthis Monday.
On the occasion of the incident, the Nepalese government declared this Monday as a day of national mourning in memory of the victims.
This is the second air accident in the country in less than a year, after a Tara Air company plane crashed in the town of Jomsom on May 29, an accident that killed all 22 passengers on board.
This number of accidents in Nepal has led the country to be subject to international sanctions for the lack of controls, and in 2013 the European Union prohibited the access of Nepali airlines to its territory.
Since November 1960, when the country’s first plane crash occurred, more than 900 people have been killed in such accidents, according to statistics from Nepal’s civil aviation authority.
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