Over 60 killed in Nepal plane crash

plane carrying 72 people has crashed in central Nepal. PHOTO COURTESY

A plane carrying 72 people crashed near an airport in central Nepal, killing more than 60 people.

The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist resort of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire, according to Reuters.

Social media videos show an airplane flying low over a busy area before spinning quickly.

Deeveta Kal, a local resident, told the BBC that she rushed to the crash site after seeing the plane fall from the sky shortly after 11:00 a.m. local time (05:15 GMT).

Plane carrying 72 people has crashed in central Nepal. COURTESY

“By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

“The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti river and the flight hit the ground in that small space.

Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers are involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti River, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.


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