- On January 15, a Yeti Airlines flight crashed in central Nepal, killing at least 68 people.
- Oshin Ale Magar was a cabin crew member who died in the crash, according to India Today.
- A clip that appears to be from her TikTok account is going viral as people pay tribute to her life.
People are circulating a TikTok video that appears to have been posted by a cabin crew member who died in a plane crash in central Nepal on Sunday, according to India Today.
The outlet reported that she was one of four cabin crew members on board the Yeti Airlines flight from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu which crashed on landing near Pokhara airport, killing at least 68 people. Yeti Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment to confirm she was aboard the flight.
On Twitter, users posting tributes to the lives lost in the crash pointed to a TikTok account appearing to belong to Magar which currently has 11,000 followers and features videos that appear to have been filmed aboard aircrafts by a woman in a Yeti Airlines cabin crew uniform.
Several Twitter users shared one of these videos posted on September 11, in tribute tweets that are going viral on the platform.
—Niraj Kumar (@nirajjournalist) January 15, 2023
Niraj Kumar, a journalist for the Indian news outlet News18, shared the clip on January 15, with a caption that read: “Live life to the fullest as long as you are alive because death is unexpected! Just sharing TikTok video of Air Hostess Oshin Magar who lost her life in #NepalPlaneCrash today.”
The tweet received 246,000 views, and hundreds of commenters responded with messages to say they hope she will “rest in peace.”
“Life is uncertain,” wrote another user who shared the clip in a tweet on January 17, receiving 10,000 views.
Thousands of users on TikTok are flooding the account with tribute messages as reports of her death continue to circulate.
“Rip sister. we’re never gonna forget you,” wrote one user under a video posted in December, which has received 1.5 million views.
“Lived yesterday and is now a memory. Very sad,” wrote another commenter on the most recent video posted January 9.
72 people were onboard the ATR 72 aircraft when it crashed, according to Reuters. The outlet reported that the plane went down on a hillside, and hundreds of rescue workers were deployed to scour the wreckage. Reuters also reported that weather conditions had been favorable on the day of the crash, and there was no immediate indication of what caused it.
Among those who have been confirmed dead is Nira Chhantyal, a Nepalese folk singer who was traveling to Pokhara to perform at an event on Monday, according to a post on her Facebook page, and a Russian travel blogger named Elena Banduro, whose final social media post was a selfie captioned, “Go to Nepal,” according to the British news site Metro.
Clips from and relating to the crash have been circulating and going viral online. An Indian passenger named Sonu Jaiswal was livestreaming the plane ride on Facebook moments before it went down, according to a report from The Guardian.
—Aerowanderer (@aerowanderer) January 15, 2023
Another video that shows the aircraft spinning just before hitting the ground has received 2.9 million views on Twitter, Insider previously reported.
According to Reuters, 273 people had died since 2000 in air crashes in Nepal, not including Sunday’s crash. In 2013, the European Union banned Nepali airlines from its airspace over concerns regarding safety.
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