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Commercial Plane crashes in Nepal with 72 passengers on board

There were 68 passengers and four crew aboard the ATR 72 aircraft that crashed between Pokhara’s old airport and the new international airport

A Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal crash landed on Sunday morning, a company representative told the media.

There were 68 passengers and four crew aboard the ATR 72 aircraft that crashed between Pokhara’s old airport and the new international airport, the Kathmandu Post quoted Yet Airlines spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula as saying.

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Images and video posted on social media showed heavy smoke rising after the crash.

A helicopter carrying a rescue team was sent to the crash site and details of the incident are awaited, the Post said.

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