Kathmandu January 15. A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 passengers and crew members on board crashed on Sunday morning at Seti Khoch in Pokhara. At least 30 people died in the accident, confirmed the District Administration Office, Kaski. 15 foreign nationals were also traveling in the plane, five Indians, four Russians, two Koreans, one each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France.
According to the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, the plane that flew to Pokhara at 10:32 in the morning came into contact with Seti Khoch for the last time at 10:50. Among Nepal's internal plane accidents, the latest accident is the biggest in terms of human losses. From the point of view of transportation, air travel is considered safe. However, the non-stop sequence of plane crashes every year shows that the Nepali skies are becoming unsafe. Over 27 major plane crashes have occurred in the last three decades. Eight months ago on June 15, 2079, 22 people were killed in a Tara Air plane crash in Jomsom, Mustang. The plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed midway due to bad weather. Before that, on 1st Baisakh, 2076, three people were killed when a Summit Air plane crashed at Lukla airport. Similarly, on February 28, 2074, 49 people died when a US-Bangla plane from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There were 71 passengers on this plane. Similarly, on February 12, 2072, a Tara Air plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed in Myagdi, killing all 23 people including the crew members. On February 4, 2070, 18 people died in a Nepal Airlines plane crash. It was assumed that this plane, which was flying from Pokhara to Jomsom, crashed due to bad weather. Earlier, 19 people were killed when a Sita Air plane crashed in Kathmandu on October 12, 2069. This plane, which was flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, crashed within a few minutes of the flight. On October 8, 2068, 19 people died in a plane crash of Buddha Air. The plane, which was returning to Tribhuvan International Airport from a mountain flight, met with an accident at Kotdanda. Earlier, 22 people died in a plane crash of Tara Air on 24th November 2067. This plane, which was flying from Lamidanda to Kathmandu, lost contact shortly after takeoff. Nepal is one of the countries with the highest number of plane accidents in the world. Plane accidents happen due to high mountains, weather and other reasons.
Similarly, on October 22, 2065, 18 people lost their lives in the plane crash of Yeti Airlines. The plane, which was flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, was believed to have crashed due to bad weather. More than 800 people have lost their lives in more than 100 accidents in Nepal's aviation history. The biggest loss of life in an accident was in 1992 when a Pakistan Airlines plane crashed. This plane coming from Karachi to Kathmandu crashed before reaching Kathmandu, killing 167 people. In the same year, 99 people died in a Thai Air plane crash.