International Aerospace Experts Start Nepal Plane Crash Probe

Experts from ATR aerospace company of France have reached Nepal to initiate an investigation to find out the reasons that led to the recent Yeti Airline plane crash in Nepal’s Pokhara.

The team of experts reached the crash site to start an investigation. Eleven foreign experts are part of this team. They include four from the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), an agency of the French government, six from the aircraft manufacturer ATR, and one expert from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

An 11-member Nepali team accompanied them to the crash site on Tuesday evening.

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder (FDR) of the ill-fated plane are important items in this investigation. The voice recorder would be analysed locally, but the flight data recorder would be sent to France.

So far, 71 bodies have been recovered from the crash site. One remains missing.

The plane crashed when it was about to land at Pokhara International Airport. The plane was being flown by two experienced pilots. There were hardly any weather or technical issues.


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