January 30, 2023

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Plane crash in Nepal: Black boxes of crashed plane found

Status: 01/16/2023 09:02 am

Search continues for missing passengers in Nepal plane crash that killed more than 60 people Both black boxes have now been found. The data recorded there can provide information about the cause of the accident.

A cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been found after a plane crash in Nepal that killed dozens. Data from these so-called black boxes can help investigators determine the cause of a plane crash. Teknath Sitaula, an official at the Kathmandu airport, said the black boxes “are in good condition. They are very visible from the outside.”

Search for missing prisoners

Soldiers are still searching for four more victims in the 300-meter-deep ravine where the plane crashed. According to officials, the work will continue until all the dead are recovered. Meanwhile, Nepali authorities have lost hope of finding survivors. “We are praying for a miracle but the hope of finding anyone alive is zero,” said a senior official. So far, rescue workers have found the bodies of 68 people.

According to the passenger list, there were 72 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreigners, including those from India, Russia and Korea. The rescue coordinator said the deceased were taken to hospital for identification. Nepal commemorates the victims with a national day of mourning.

Accident in fair weather

According to the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, the plane crashed on Sunday morning in clear weather during a nearly half-hour flight between the capital Kathmandu and the country’s second largest city, Pokhara. It was one of the worst plane crashes in years in the impoverished country.

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Airplane accidents are common in Nepal. Among other things, it is home to many of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, and weather conditions can change quickly. From the EU’s point of view, safety oversight by Nepalese aviation authorities is also insufficient.