No fewer than 67 people have been killed in a horror plane crash as a passenger aircraft went down while coming into land in Nepal.
Horror video shows the Yeti Airlines ATR 72’s final moments as the plane appears to rock and lose control before the smashing into the ground in a fireball.
It is the small Himalayan country’s worst crash in nearly five years – and there are fears the already horrific death toll will rise.
Hundreds of rescue workers continued to scour the hillside site where the plane flying from the capital Kathmandu, went down.
At least 36 bodies have been found in the gorge at the site.
According to Nepalese officials, 31 bodies were also taken to a local hospital.
Some 68 passengers and four crew are understood to have been on board the plane.
Soldiers are assisting rescuers is searching the vast crash scene as relatives of those on board desperately await news.
Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesman of Yeti Airlines, said: “ten foreign nationals, including two infants were on board.
“53 Nepali, five Indian, four Russian, one Irish, two Koreans, one Argentinian, and a French national were on board.”
Local television showed thick black smoke billowing from the crash site as rescue workers and crowds of people gathered around the wreckage of the aircraft.
The crash is Nepal’s deadliest since March 2018, when a US-Bangla Dash 8 turboprop flight from Dhaka crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 51 of the 71 people on board, according to Aviation Safety Network.
The ATR72 is a widely used twin engine turboprop plane manufactured by a joint venture of Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo. Yeti Airlines has a fleet of six ATR72-500 planes, according to its website.