KATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers in Nepal resumed searching Monday for four people still missing. After the Himalayan nation’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years, officials said.
Rescuers recovered the bodies of 68 of the 72 people on board. The Yeti Airlines ATR 72 plane. That crashed in the tourist town of Pokhara minutes. Before landing in clear weather on Sunday.
The scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, near. The Annapurna mountain range, was carrying 57 Nepalese, five Indians. Four Russians, two South Koreans. And one each from Argentina, Ireland, Australia and France.
Pokhara Police Officer Ajay K.C. The search and rescue operation.
“We will retrieve five bodies from the canyon.
And look for the remaining four who are still missing,” he told Reuters.
The remaining 63 bodies have been sent to the hospital, he said.
Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Jagannath Nirula. Said rescuers were searching for black boxes. – A cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder – as they searched for survivors.
Nepal declared a national day of mourning on Monday. And set missing up a panel to investigate the disaster. And recommend measures to avoid such calamities in the future.
Authorities said the body will be handed. Over to the family after identification and post-mortem.
About 350 people have died since 2000 in plane or helicopter crashes in Nepal. – Home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest. – Where sudden changes in weather can make for dangerous conditions.