Nepal plane crash viral video showing engine on fire turns out to be old

A viral video confirmed the fitting engine of an plane on fire, attributing it to the plane crash in Nepal’s Pokhara on Sunday. India Today has discovered that the video is old and from Russia.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 16, 2023 18:50 IST

Rescuers pull the physique of a passenger who died in a Yeti Airlines plane crash in Pokhara, Nepal. (Photo: AFP)

By India Today Web Desk: A Yeti Airlines plane with 68 passengers and 4 crew members departed from Kathmandu and crashed close to Pokhara International Airport on Sunday. As rescue staff proceed to seek for the our bodies, particulars on why the crash occurred aren’t out but.

Now, a video has gone viral on social media, showing the fitting engine of a plane on fire, indicating issues with the engine when the plane was in descent. The actions of the plane within the new video matched what was seen in different movies of the crash in Nepal that have been recorded on Sunday.

However, India Today has discovered out that the viral video is old and never from Nepal, however Russia.

The viral video confirmed the plane flying low, tilting mid-air seconds earlier than crashing.

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On the day of the crash, the pilot took permission for touchdown from Air Traffic Control (ATC) and a nod was given for a similar. But the civil aviation authority later mentioned flames have been seen within the plane simply earlier than the crash, additional indicating the plane may need caught fire mid-air.

The photographs from the crash website confirmed flames on the bottom and black smoke billowing into the sky from particles strewn throughout the crash website. All passengers are feared useless.

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So far, 68 our bodies have been recovered from the location. Most of the our bodies have been so badly burnt that they’re past identification.

According to an airport official, there have been 15 international nationals among the many passengers, together with 5 Indians, 4 Russians, two South Koreans, one Australian, one French, one Argentinian, and one particular person from Ireland.


Yeti Airlines’s 9N-ANC ATR-72 plane took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:33 am on Sunday morning and had made ultimate contact with air site visitors management at 10.50am.

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Seconds later, it crashed on the banks of the Seti Gandaki river shortly earlier than it was about to land at Pokhara worldwide airport, in accordance to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. The airport was newly inaugurated simply two weeks in the past.

The Nepal authorities has shaped a five-member probe committee to examine the accident. It has additionally directed that each home airline’s plane bear rigorous inspections earlier than taking a flight.

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