Yeti Airlines aircraft crashes in Pokhara
Due to several aviation accidents in Nepal in recent years, the country’s aviation industry has come under intense scrutiny. In the most recent incident, an ATR 72 from Yeti Airlines crashed in Pokhara. The 9N-ANC ATR-72 made a Sunday morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The plane crashed on the bank of the Seti River, halfway between the old and new airports in Pokhara, while attempting to land. Four crew members and 68 passengers were on board the aircraft. Rescue efforts are still being made.
On Sunday morning, a Yeti Airlines aircraft carrying 68 passengers from Kathmandu to Pokhara crashed in Pokhara’s Kaski district. Today at 10:33 AM, the flight departed from Tribhuvan International Airport. According to Yeti Airlines Spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula, the 9N ANC ATR 72 aircraft carried four crew members: two pilots and two air hostesses.
According to Kaski district chief district officer Tek Bahadur KC, the plane crashed into the Seti River gorge. Following receiving information regarding the incident, rescue operations are currently in progress, according to KC.
According to Sudarshan Bartaula, a spokesperson for the company, efforts are being made to put out the fire started by the Pokhara plane crash. Authorities from the government claim to have enlisted security personnel in the rescue operations at the scene of the incident. We’re still waiting for information on the casualties.
In Nepal, plane crashes happen frequently. Not only domestic flights but also international ones have crashed, killing hundreds of passengers. Several major aviation disasters have also occurred in Nepal in recent years. Nearly 30 fatal plane crashes have occurred in Nepal over the past 30 years, with the Tara Air crash in May 2022—which happened before the Pokhara plane crash today—claiming the lives of 22 passengers.
This tragic incident of the Pokhara plane crash is another reminder of Nepal’s poor air safety record. There have been numerous accidents in the past, many of which have been blamed on inadequate regulation, maintenance, and pilot training. This has prompted worries about Nepal’s air travel safety and raised doubts about the industry’s capacity to uphold global safety standards.
The most recent Pokhara plane crash is a tragic reminder of the value of aviation security. The loss of life is a terrible blow to the victims’ families and loved ones and serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of flying. To address the aviation industry’s safety concerns and ensure that all flights are operated under the highest safety standards, the Nepalese government and the CAAN must act immediately.
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It’s crucial to remember that the aviation industry is vital to Nepal’s economy and must be safe and secure for all. The Nepalese government and CAAN must ensure that the country’s aviation sector is trustworthy, safe, and compliant with international standards. Tragically, the most recent plane crash serves as a reminder that more must be done to protect Nepal’s travelers and crew members.