Canada Global (Web News) Rescue efforts for the four persons still missing in Nepal’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years were resumed on Monday, according to officials.
The unfortunate plane’s black box has reportedly been located, according to the most recent news.
Out of the 72 passengers and crew members on the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 jet that crashed in the tourist destination of Pokhara on Sunday in clear weather, 68 dead have been found by rescuers.
The jet was carrying 57 Nepalis, five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans, and one each from Argentina, Ireland, Australia, and France on a scheduled journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the entry point to the picturesque Annapurna mountain range.
The search and rescue operation has resumed, according to Pokhara police official Ajay K.C., which was put on hold on Sunday owing to darkness.
We will take the five dead from the gorge and search for the four people who are still missing, he told Reuters.
He asserted that the remaining 63 bodies had been taken to a hospital.
As they hunted for survivors, rescuers were also looking for the black boxes, which included the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, according to Jagannath Niroula, a spokesman for Nepal’s civil aviation department.
A panel has been established in Nepal to look into the accident and recommend ways to prevent similar occurrences in the future, and the country on Monday designated a day of national mourning.
Authorities claimed that bodies would be transferred to kin after identification and examination.
Nearly 350 people have died in helicopter or aeroplane crashes in Nepal since 2000, which is home to eight of the world’s fourteen tallest mountains, including Everest, and where quick weather changes can create hazardous conditions.