Plane with 72 people onboard crashes near Nepal's Pokhara airport, 36 bodies recovered so far
A passenger plane, ATR-72, carrying 72 people onboard, crashed in Nepal's Pokhara on Sunday. The flight was en route from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
The aircraft crashed into forested land located on the banks of the Seti Gandaki river that flows between the old domestic airport and Pokhra International Airport. As many as 36 bodies have been pulled from the crash site.
The plane caught fire as it crashed and rescue workers were trying to put it off. The passenger manifest shows 11 of the passengers onboard were international visitors and three of them were infants. Reports from Nepali media suggest that 53 bodies have been recovered so far.