Pokhara Yeti Airlines plane crash : Korean father and son, five Indians, four Russians, one Argentinian, one Australian, one Irish and one French died


Kathmandu: Yeti Airlines plane crashed in Pokhara on Sunday. The plane was carrying 68 passengers including four crew members. 53 Nepalese and 15 foreign nationals were traveling on the plane, including two South Korean nationals.14-year-old Yoo Xiangyang and 45-year-old Yoo Yongchoel came to Nepal only on Sunday morning. The Korean father and son left for Pokhara after landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by Air India flight at 9 am.

At 10:32, they left Pokhara by Yeti Airlines’ ATR-72 plane and merged into Seti’s gorge before reaching their destination. At 10:50, the aircraft that came into contact with the tower from Seti Khonch then lost contact. Soon after, the plane fell into the gorge with a loud noise. A huge fire broke out after the plane crashed.

Father and son came to visit Nepal from Korea, an attractive labor destination for Nepalese. They came to Nepal planning to visit the tourist city of Pokhara and other areas.

Along with two Korean father and son, there were five Indians, four Russians, one Argentinean, one Australian, one Irishman and one French national on board the plane.

After the accident, the rescue operation was started, but the rescue operation was delayed due to the severe accident site. The bodies found in the accident were taken to Gandaki Hospital.

Pokhara International Airport was opened on the occasion of English New Year only on January 1 i.e. January 17. With the opening of the airport, the number of people going to Pokhara is increasing now that it is the tourist season. Aviation experts say that this accident has once again sent a message that air travel in Nepal is not safe.

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