Nepal crashed plane pilot reported there was no power from the aircraft’s engines -Initial report
Kathmandu — Yeti Airlines, which crashed in Pokhara on January 1, was found to have changed its flight command only 14 seconds before the accident. The preliminary report of the Accident Investigation Commission has concluded that the trainer, Captain Kamal KC, took over the command of the trainee, Anju Khatiwada, only with 14 seconds left before the ship crashed.
According to the report, the co-pilot was sitting in the control seat just 14 seconds before the plane crashed. when the ship was 311 feet above the ground. As the co-pilot could not control the ship, the chief pilot seems to have taken the lead.
However, the plane had gone down a lot, and when trying to turn the plane, it was seen that the propellers of both engines had feathered. “As a result, the engine could not work, and it seems that the plane fell into the Seti River,” said the report. However, the committee also said in the report that the environment was clean on that day.
The plane fell into the Seti Gorge at 10:57:32. It is mentioned in the report that the plane crashed only about 1 minute before landing.
There were 72 passengers on the twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft operated by Nepal’s Yeti Airlines, including two infants, four crew members and 10 foreign nationals. Rescuers recovered 71 bodies, with one unaccounted person presumed to be dead.