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60 victims handed over to bereaved families

Of the 10 other bodies recovered, six have been identified and will be returned to relatives soon, while the remaining four still need to be identified, the airline said. said.

Rescuers were searching for two bodies at the scene. (AA)

Nepali authorities have handed over to relatives the bodies of 60 of the 72 people who died in last week’s plane crash.

Rescuers were still searching for the bodies of two people at the site of a Yeti Airlines plane crash on January 15 with 72 people on board in the resort town of Pokhara, 200 kilometers west of the capital Kathmandu.

Of the 10 other bodies recovered, six have been identified and will be returned to relatives soon, while the remaining four still need to be identified, the airline said. said in a statement late Monday.

A twin-engine ATR 72-500 aircraft plummeted into a canyon while approaching Pokhara International Airport in the foothills of the Himalayas. The crash site is about 1.6 kilometers from the runway and about 820 meters above sea level.

The cause of the crash is still unclear, though some aviation experts say ground-based video of the plane’s final moments shows it stalled, although the reason is unclear. .

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Poor air safety

Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority also said the airport’s instrument landing system will not function until February 26, eight weeks after the airport began operations on January 1.

Aviation safety experts say the absence reflects Nepal’s poor aviation safety record, where mountainous terrain and resulting erratic weather conditions make flight conditions difficult.

The crash is Nepal’s deadliest since 1992, when a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed into a hill while trying to land in Kathmandu, killing all 167 people on board.

According to the Safety Matters Foundation, Nepal has had 42 fatal plane crashes since 1946.

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Source: AP

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