The Yeti Airlines YT691 flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara took off at 10.33 am, Jan 15. 17 minutes later, it went down a gorge near Seti river.Photo: AP
The Yeti Airlines YT691 from Kathmandu to Pokhara was delayed by 1 hour.Photo: Reuters
Yeti Airlines was operating the ATR 72-500 aircraft, a short-haul plane, for more than 15 years.Photo: Reuters
The Yeti Airlines flight had 72 people on board: 68 passengers and 4 crew members.Photo: AFP
Out of the 68 passengers, 15 were foreigners. There were 5 Indian nationals on the flight.Photo: Reuters
The plane crashed into a gorge and broke into 3 pieces, posing a tough challenge to rescue ops.
So far, 68 bodies have been recovered and 4 are still missing. However, no one seems to have made it out alive.
The aircraft was 10 seconds from landing at the Pokhara airport when it went down the gorge.Photo: Reuters
The Yeti Airlines aircraft had had 2 Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu trips earlier that day.Photo: Reuters
The Yeti accident was the 17th air crash in Nepal in 20 years. Nepal has the world's worst flying record.Photo: Reuters