The plane, which belongs to Yeti Airlines, was on an internal flight.
A Yeti Airlines plane crashed this Sunday with 72 people on board in the city of Pokhara, in Nepal, local media report.
A total of 68 passengers & four crew members were on board the Yeti airlines aircraft that crashed between the old airport and the Pokhara International Airport, Sudarshan #bartaulaspokesperson of Yeti Airlines: The Kathmandu Post#Nepalpic.twitter.com/ap0Q02NivV
— Rahul Sisodia (@Sisodia19Rahul) January 15, 2023
According to a company spokesperson, 68 passengers and 4 crew members were on the plane at the time of the accident.
It is an ATR 72 plane that was flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The plane crashed in an area between the old airport and Pokhara International Airport, the spokesman, Sudarshan Bartaula, said.
Images were disseminated on social networks from the scene of the accident in which a black smoke and flames can be observed.
It is currently unknown if there are any survivors.
It is reported that a rescue team has moved to the area in a helicopter.
The ATR 72, co-produced by France and Italy, is a twin-turboprop aircraft used on regional routes and short-haul routes.
More information, shortly.