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Nepal Plane Crash Live Updates: 'No One Rescued Alive Yet', Says Nepal Army

PM Modi condoled the deaths of the passengers and offered his thoughts and prayers to the bereaved families.

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Nepal Plane Crash News Live Updates: At least 68 people on board Yeti Airlines aircraft were confirmed dead, after the flight crashed into a river gorge in Nepal on Sunday, 15 January, minutes before landing at Pokhara International Airport. This has been termed Nepal's deadliest air crash since 1992.

Spokesperson for the Nepal Army, Krishna Prasad Bhandari has indicated that no one has been rescued alive as of yet. Search operations will resume on Monday.

There were five Indian passengers on board the 72-seater ATR-72 aircraft, confirmed the Indian Embassy and airlines. All five are now confirmed to be dead.

  • Locals and rescuers at the crash site in Nayagaun.

    (Photo: Accessed by The Quint)

Snapshot
  • The aircraft took off from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport for Pokhara.

  • Nearly 350 people have died since 2000 in plane or helicopter crashes in Nepal

  • Pokhara International Airport has been closed for all inbound and outbound flights.

  • Among the passengers were also three infants, three children, and 62 adults.

  • The Indian Embassy in Nepal has issued helpline numbers for the friends and family of the Indians who were travelling on board flight 9N-ANC.

7:59 AM , 16 Jan

'Haven't Rescued Anyone Alive Yet': Nepal Army

Spokesperson for the Nepal Army, Krishna Prasad Bhandari has indicated that no one has been rescued alive as of yet. Search operations will resume on Monday.

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8:13 PM , 15 Jan

PM Narendra Modi Offers Condolences

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his thoughts and prayers to the bereaved families of the victims of the aircraft crash.

6:46 PM , 15 Jan

Yeti Airlines Announces Cancellation of Flights on 16 January

Yeti Airlines tweeted that it would cancel all flights on 16 January save for emergency and rescue flights, in light of the crash.

6:37 PM , 15 Jan

'Specialists Engaged to Support Investigation': ATR

Responding to the aircraft crash in Nepal, ATR, the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer, said in a statement:

"ATR has been informed that an accident occurred in Nepal involving an ATR 72-500 aircraft. Our thoughts are with the affected individuals. The ATR specialists are fully engaged to support both the investigation and the customer."
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Published: 15 Jan 2023, 1:15 PM IST
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