Nepal plane crash | Both black boxes recovered; four people still missing.
Rescuers have resumed the search for four people missing in Nepal on Jan. 16 after the Himalayan country’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years.
The black boxes (a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder) of the crashed plane were found at the scene and have already been handed over to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), spokesman for Yeti Airlines Sudarshan Bartaula PTI said.
Rescuers recovered 72 of his 68 bodies aboard an ATR 72 plane operated by Yeti Air that crashed in the tourist city of Pokhara on a sunny Sunday before landing.
Both black boxes from the crashed Yeti Airlines flight in Nepal have been discovered, Kathmandu airport officials said.
Both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been recovered today as search and rescue teams rappelled down a 300-meter gorge to continue their efforts, which were suspended overnight.
All the preparations for conducting a postmortem on the dead bodies have been completed and the process will start soon, he said.
A medical team has been airlifted from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. As soon as they reach Pokhara, the postmortem will start at Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara, he added.
The plane, on a scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, gateway to scenic Annapurna mountain range, was carrying 57 Nepalis, five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans, and one person each from Argentina, Ireland, Australia and France.
Pokhara police official Ajay K.C. said the search-and-rescue operation, which stopped because of darkness on Sunday, had resumed.