Man captures last moments before Nepal plane crash

Published January 16th, 2023 - 05:52 GMT
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Graphic content / Rescuers pull the body of a victim who died in a Yeti Airlines plane crash in Pokhara on January 16, 2023. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP)
No survivors have yet been reported from the Nepalese plane crash.

ALBAWABA - An Indian man caught on video his last moments on the Nepalese plane before it nosedivided.

The 32-second video, which was retrieved from Sonu Jaiswal's phone, shows the flight's crash footage on Sunday, seconds before landing at Pokhara airport in central Nepal. Jaiswal's video was released by Indian media.

The Indian passenger, who was seen wearing a yellow shirt, was videotaping the view from the plane's window then he turned the camera to show himself and some passengers before they started shouting when pilots lost control over the aircraft.

Another unverified video was captured showing the plane while landing and it was seen on fire in mid-air before hitting the ground.

More videos emerged online, showing rescue teams searching for survivors.

On Monday, officials announced finding the black boxes of the Nepalese plane.

Sixty-eight passengers and four crew members were aboard the Yeti Airlines flight, ATR 72-500, which was headed from Nepal's capital city Kathmandu and crashed shortly before landing in Pokhara, the country’s second-largest city 200 kilometers to the west.

Police spokesperson Tek Prasad Rai told the BBC: "It's unlikely there will be any survivors."

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