A highly disturbing video has now come to light showing footage from inside a large passenger plane that ended up crashing overseas, resulting in the deaths of a total of 68 of the 72 people on board the plane.
A flight from the company Yeti Airlines crashed this past Sunday evening and took place in central Nepal near the city of Pokhara.
officials for TMZ stated that the crash took place after the plane took off and had been in the air for roughly 27 minutes.
The report highlighted a video that had been recorded by one of the flight’s passengers just moments before the flight fell into chaos and crashed.
Allegedly, the video highlights the exact moment that something went horribly wrong on the flight, before devolving into mass panic across the entire plane.
The aircraft then slammed into the ground and instantly burst into flames. The video, which at the time was being live-streamed to Facebook, continued to record for a bit after the plane slammed into the ground.
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DISTURBING | A purported video clip shows one of the five Indian passengers onboard the #YetiAirlines aircraft filming his last moments before it crashed into the gorge of Seti river in #Nepal. Reportedly, 68 people lost their lives in the incident.
Reports @dharmendra_lmp pic.twitter.com/irVZwYOv76
— The New Indian (@TheNewIndian_in) January 15, 2023
“By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded,” explained a resident to BBC News reporters. “There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time. The pilot tried his best to not hit civilization or any home. There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space,” they added.
The fairly large ATR 72-500 aircraft sported a total of 72 people, which included the crew complement of four members, 53 Nepalese, five Indians, four Russias, two South Koreans, one French passenger, one person from Ireland, one Argentinian, and an Australian.
As part of a press release from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, a pair of helicopters were quickly send out as soon as they got information about a crash in order to start search and rescue. The various search and rescue teams were made up of united from the Nepal Army, The police, and the Himalayan Rescue Association. At the time of the press release, a total of 68 bodies from the 72 passengers had been discovered. One witness reportedly stated that they had heard a number of cries for help from deep within the wreckage, as reported by the Associated Press. ”
“The flames were so hot that we couldn’t go near the wreckage. I heard a man crying for help, but because of the flames and smoke we couldn’t help him,” stated the witness.