A video clip, shot by somebody from a cellphone digital camera and claiming to indicate the Yeti Airline aircraft moments earlier than it crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara, has gone viral on social media. 72 folks have been on-board, at the least 40 have been confirmed lifeless. NDTV cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the video.
The video reveals a aircraft, flying low, dangerously tilting mid-air, simply earlier than a loud bang is heard within the background.
A number of different movies shared on social media, which seemed to be shot simply after the crash, confirmed raging flames on the bottom and black smoke billowing into the sky from particles strewn throughout the crash website.
The dual-engine ATR 72 plane operated by Yeti Airways was flying from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, and crashed 20 minutes after take-off, proper earlier than its scheduled touchdown in Pokhara.
“10 international nationals, together with 2 infants have been on board,” Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesperson of Yeti Airways, stated. 53 Nepali, 5 Indian, 4 Russian, One Irish, 2 Koreans, 1 Argentinian, and a French nationwide have been on board, information company ANI reported, quoting the airport authority.