Nepal Plane Crash: Officials find black box of crashed flight amid search operations

"The black box of the crashed plane has been found", Kathmandu airport official Sher Bahadur Thakur told ANI.

ANIUpdated: Monday, January 16, 2023, 01:17 PM IST
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Nepal Plane Crash: Officials find black box of crashed flight amid search operations |

Kathmandu: The black box of the Yeti Airlines aircraft, which crashed a day ago with 72 people on board has been recovered, Nepal airport authorities said on Monday.

The twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft from Kathmandu crashed in Pokhara minutes before landing on Sunday. A total of 68 bodies have been recovered so far from the site of the crash.

"The black box of the crashed plane has been found", Kathmandu airport official Sher Bahadur Thakur told ANI.

A black box is a flight data recorder that records all flight information through a special algorithm. Meanwhile, search and rescue operations at the crash site resumed this morning. Rescue operations resumed this morning to trace four people who are still missing, DIG of the Nepal Armed Police Force, Shambhu Subedi told ANI.

Five indians out of 68 passengers on board

The aircraft with 68 passengers, including five Indians, and four crew members on board crashed in Nepal's Pokhara on Sunday.

Horrific crash took place a day ago

The plane, a 72-seater passenger aircraft, crashed minutes before it landed at the newly-opened Pokhara international airport situated near the old airport. The twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 plane crashed en route from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Earlier today, Nepal Army said they did not find any survivors at the site of the crash. "We haven't rescued anyone alive from the crash site," said Nepal Army Spokesperson Krishna Prasad Bhandari.

After the flight crash, Nepal's Yeti airline said that to mourn the passengers who lost their lives, the regular flights on Monday will be cancelled.

Yeti Airlines shared the official statement on Twitter in which it said, "In mourning for the passengers who lost their lives in the accident of Yeti Airlines 9N ANC ATR 72 500, we would like to inform you that all regular flights of Yeti Airlines for 16th January 2023 have been cancelled."

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