Plane crashed in Nepal, moments before the crash. VIDEO

Sixty-eight passengers and four crew members were on board the Yeti Airlines flight which crashed today in Pokhara, Nepal after taking off from Kathmandu. Some images were soon released on social networks, which show the aircraft shortly before impact. Among these, the video of Diwas Bohora, relaunched by Storyful, shows the plane at low altitude before crashing to the ground, near the Seti River.

The witness

“I wasn’t sure if the plane was going to crash, but this is the turning point for planes flying into the new local airport,” he told Storyful.

The rescue

Meanwhile, Nepal’s Chief Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu following the incident. Dahal has ordered “all government bodies” to carry out immediate rescue and relief operations. “So far we have recovered 29 bodies and have also sent some survivors to hospital for treatment,” Kaski district assistant chief Gurudatta Dhakal told AFP news agency, referring to the plane crash.