Kathmandu: The federal government has formed a five-member probe committee to investigate into Yeti Air’s 9N ANC (ATR72) airplane crash. The airplane of Yeti Airlines crashed on Sunday morning at Seti Gorge of Pokhara. The fleet had taken off to Pokhara from Tribhuwan International Airport’s domestic terminal on Sunday morning at 10:33 am.
According to The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), 62 bodies of the victims of the Pokhara plane crash have been recovered from the site. There were 72 people on board including four crew members and 68 passengers. The plane caught fire immediately after it crashed at the Seti Gorge while making attempt to land at the Pokhara International Airport.
The four members’ flight crew was led by senior pilot Captain Kamal KC.
This is the second plane crash in a row within a period of eight months. Earlier a fleet of Tara Air had crashed while flying to Mustang from Pokhara. A total of 22 Pax lost their life in the plane crash. Tara Air is the sister concern of Yeti Airlines.
Family of Deceased to Get Only NPR 26 Lakh:
Under the current insurance coverage arrangement of domestic flights, the family member of the passengers who lost their lives would get only USD 20,000 which is equivalent to NPR 26 lakhs. The insurance claim is payable only if the reinsurer’s probe team suggests to accept the claim. Yeti Air has an insurance arrangement with Himalayan Everest Insurance Company Limited. Himalayan Everest Insurance(HEI) has reinsurance support from global reinsurer M.A.R.S UK.