Passenger plane ATR 72 of Yeti Airlines crashed in western Nepal. According to preliminary information, all passengers and crew members died.
There were 72 people on board: 68 passengers and 4 crew members, the Indian television channel News18 reported, citing local authorities. According to the Russian embassy, there were four Russians among the passengers of the flight, writes The Moscow Times.
The Yeti Airlines flight was supposed to follow from Pokhara International Airport to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. However, the turboprop ATR 72 crashed just after takeoff.
Russian Ambassador to Nepal Alexei Novikov confirmed the death of Russian citizens. TV channel News18, citing local authorities, reports that, presumably, all other passengers and crew members also died. The causes of the tragedy are being investigated.