An official of the Kathmandu airport said that the black box and cockpit voice recorder of the plane that crashed in Nepal have been found.
The ATR 72 aircraft was operated by Yeti Airlines. 72 people were on board at the time of the accident.
Rescue workers have recovered 68 bodies so far and the search is on for four missing persons.
Video on local media showed black smoke billowing from the crash site as rescue workers and crowds gathered around the wreckage.
Teknath Situla, an official at the Kathmandu airport, said the so-called black boxes “are now in good condition.
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Data on the recorders can help investigators determine what caused the plane to crash.
Nepal declared a day of mourning on Monday and set up a panel to investigate the accident and suggest measures to avoid such incidents in the future.
The plane was on a scheduled flight from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu to Pokhara, the gateway to the scenic Annapurna mountain range, carrying 57 Nepalese, five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans and one each from Argentina, Ireland, Australia and France. A person was riding. .
Pokhara police official Ajay KC said the search and rescue operation, which was called off on Sunday due to nightfall, Now it’s started again.
He said: “We will retrieve five bodies from the gorge and search for the remaining four who are still missing.”
He said that other 63 bodies have been sent to the hospital.
When it crashed, the plane’s body split into several pieces that scattered across the canyon.
Tek Bahadur KC, a senior administrative officer in Kaski district, said he hoped rescue workers would find more bodies from the bottom of the ditch.
An eyewitness, Gaurav Gurung, said he saw the plane spinning violently in the air as it attempted to land.
He added that he saw the plane first fall to his left and then fall into the gorge.
“The plane caught fire after the crash. There was smoke everywhere,” Mr Gurung said.
About 350 people have died since 2000 in plane or helicopter crashes in Nepal – home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest – where sudden changes in weather have led to dangerous conditions. can
Experts say air accidents are usually caused by a combination of factors and investigations can take months or longer.
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