Five Indians were on board the Yeti Airlines aircraft that crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara on Sunday. This was confirmed by Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority through a tweet.
प्रेस विज्ञपति १ pic.twitter.com/aTy13uLmhh
— Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (@hello_CAANepal) January 15, 2023
The Nepalese passenger plane was carrying 72 people, including 15 foreigners. It crashed into a river gorge before landing at the Pokhara International Airport.
The ATR 72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines had lifted off from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.
The plane crashed on the bank of the Seti River around 20 minutes after the take-off.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia condoled the loss of lives in the plane crash.
“The loss of lives in a tragic plane crash in Nepal is extremely unfortunate. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved. Om Shanti,” tweeted Mr Scindia.
On May 29 last year, another Nepalese plane crashed killing 22 persons on board. The deceased included four members of an Indian family.