Yeti Airlines Flight Crashes in Central Nepal

A passenger plane crashed in central Nepal, on Sunday, January 15, killing at least 30 people, according to local news reports.

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.

Footage by Diwas Bohora shows a plane flying low before it crashed in Pokhara, next to the Seti River.

“I was not sure that the plane was going to crash but this is the turning point for the new airport,” he told Storyful.

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. Credit: Diwas Bohora/@channeld4641 via Storyful

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