Rescue Crews Search for Survivors After Nepal Plane Crash

Rescue operations were underway on Sunday, January 15, after a Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed in central Nepal with 72 people on board.

Sixty-eight passengers and four crew members were on board the Yeti airlines flight that crashed in Pokhara after taking off from Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu following the crash, his office said. Dahal directed “all the government bodies” to carry out immediate rescue and relief operations.

Yeti Airlines said six children, including three infants, were on board the flight.

Footage by Diwas Bohora shows rescue crews near the crash site in Pokhara. Credit: Diwas Bohora/@channeld4641 via Storyful