Plane crashes in Nepal since 1992 – A deadly timeline! Facts you need to know

The recent plane crash in Nepal has been making headlines since it killed at least 68 passengers on Sunday. The Yeti Airlines ATR 72 was carrying 72 passengers when it crashed

in the Pokhara area in Nepal at 11 am on Sunday, apparently 20 minutes after it took off from Kathmandu for Pokhara. As devastating and shocking as they are, plane crashes are

more often than not associated with technical faults. But in Nepal’s case, that’s not the only reason. In fact, Nepal has had a long sad history of plane crashes. The

reason behind the crash, each time, has been different. The unforeseeable weather conditions and the rugged terrain of the mountains in Nepal have also led to many such incidents

in the past. Let’s have a look at some of the major plane crashes that sent shockwaves through Nepal. Also ReadNepal plane crash: Rescuers resume search for four missing

persons, bodies to be handed over today July, 1992 Thai Airways’ Airbus 310 crashed on its way to Kathmandu and killed all 99 persons and 14 crew aboard. The plane

was making its way through heavy monsoon rain when it collided with a mountain. According to a report by The Indian Express, the collision caused a failure in the plane flaps and

the pilot couldn’t communicate with the air traffic controller due to the poor climatic conditions. September, 1992 The day, September 28, 1992, is witness to

one of the worst-ever crashes in the history of Nepal. A Pakistan International Airlines plane, carrying 167 people on board, crashed when it approached Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan

International Airport, killing everyone aboard. The flight hit the last mountain ridge which lay before the Kathmandu airport.