The plane was flying from Kathmandu and crashed in an area between the old airport and Pokhara International Airport.
The pilot of the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 plane that crashed this Sunday with 72 people on board in Nepal directed the device towards the Seti River gorge to avoid falling into a populated area and thus reduce the number of victims, reports the portal Online Khabar, citing witnesses to the incident.
The portal includes the statements of a rescuer who ensures that, if the pilot had taken one more minute to carry out the maneuver, “the plane could have impacted at the old Pokhara airport, very close to the Ramghat market area.”
The plane was flying from Kathmandu and crashed in an area between the old airport and Pokhara International Airport. Inside were 68 passengers and 4 crew.
A recording of what appears to be the seconds before the accident circulates on social networks. In the audiovisual material, the aircraft can be seen flying at a very low altitude, near a rural area. Suddenly, he turns sharply and rushes. The video did not record the impact, but an explosion is heard.