Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashes in Nepal

A plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday morning, killing at least 16 people, an army spokesman said.

The Yeti Airline plane was carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew members when it crashed near Pokhara International Airport, the Kathmandu Post reported, citing a spokesman for the airline. Two infants and 10 foreign nations were also on board.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of cabinet members after the crash and ordered security personnel to immediately assist in rescue efforts, the news outlet reported.

Dahal said the plane was flying from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara in central Nepal when it crashed.

A rescue team has been sent by helicopter to the scene of the crash, the Kathmandu Post said.

“We expect to recover more bodies,” army spokesman Krishna Bhandari said. “The plane broke into pieces.”

Videos of the crash on social media show flames and clouds of smoke billowing from the mutilated twin-engine ATR 72.

A crowd was soon seen gathering around the wreckage as rescuers attempted to rescue survivors.

It is not clear if there are any survivors.

A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday.

A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday.


A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday.

A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday.


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