Nepal’s Yeti Airways took to the skies with its first business flight greater than 20 years in the past and presently has a fleet of six ATR planes.
No less than 68 folks have been killed when a Yeti Airways passenger airplane with 72 folks on board, together with 5 Indians, crashed right into a river gorge whereas touchdown on the newly-opened airport in central Nepal’s resort metropolis of Pokhara on Sunday, officers stated.
The airline, which connects totally different locations in Nepal, operates solely ATR 72-500s. Every 70-seater plane is a twin-engine turboprop powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127 engines and are outfitted with Hamilton Sundstrand composite blade propellers, in line with its web site.
The service, which has cancelled all common flights for January 16 within the wake of the accident, began its first business flight in September 1998 with a single Canadian constructed DHC6-300 Twin Otter plane.
“Serving Nepal for over 20 years, we function ATR 72s within the main cities of Nepal,” says the web site.
Flight monitoring web site Flightradar24 stated the plane concerned within the crash on Sunday is a 15-year previous ATR 72-500 with registration quantity 9N-ANC and serial quantity 754.
This plane was outfitted with an previous transponder with unreliable information. “We’re downloading excessive decision information and verifying the information high quality,” it stated.
In line with Yeti Airways’ web site, in 2009, its sister airline Tara Air was established to take over the Brief Take Off and Touchdown (STOL) operations with the DHC6-300 and Dornier DO228 plane fleet.
“The 2 airways collectively proceed to offer the most important community of flight routes all through Nepal”.
As one goes into the homepage of the web site, a discover pops up in mourning of the individuals who died within the crash.
“In mourning for the passengers who misplaced their lives within the accident of Yeti Airways 9N ANC ATR 72 500, we wish to inform you that every one common flights of Yeti Airways for sixteenth January 2023 have been cancelled. Nevertheless, emergency and rescue flights will resume.
“We apologise for the inconvenience induced,” the discover stated.
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