After a Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed in Nepal, killing at least 70 of the 72 people on board. Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl recalled an instance flying to Pokhara, Nepal.
Sharing a news article on the fatal aviation tragedy, Mr. Bahl wrote in a tweet, “This is sad. On my flight to Pokhara a few years ago, when I told the stewardess . That there was a draft coming from the corner of a window . During take-off, she brought a tissue paper and stuffed the crack”.
The co-founder added that he had “decided never to visit Pokhara again hoping for the worst”.
The Yeti Airlines ATR 72 turboprop plane took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan . International Airport on Sunday and plunged into a river gorge . While landing at Pokhara’s new airport. The plane had 72 passengers, including five Indians, who are feared dead.
Rescuers recovered two more bodies on Monday. Bringing the death toll in the crash to 70, according to Nepali police. The black box of the plane has been handed over by the Nepal Army to the Civil Aviation Authority. The army also handed over the flight data recorder to the authorities.
A search operation was underway on Tuesday to find the two passengers . Who are still unaccounted for after the tragedy. Rescuers used drones and descended the 200-meter-deep canyon to search for missing people.
It is foggy here now. We are sending search and rescue personnel using ropes where parts of . The plane fell and caught fire,” Ajay KC, a police officer in Pokhara, told Reuters.
The official, who is part of the rescue effort, added that the passengers included. Children and that some of them may have burned to death and “may not have been found”. He said that the search for them will continue.