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The video begins with shots of passengers sitting on the plane and the city below seen from the window as The plane crashed before landing.
Mobile phones found in the wreckage of the Yeti Airlines flight that crashed in Nepal today have captured the airline’s heartbreaking moments.
The twin-engine ATR 72 flight from Kathmandu with 72 people on board crashed shortly before landing in Pokhara, a major tourist destination in the Himalayan country.
At least 68 of the passengers died. The video, which is circulating on social media, begins with footage of passengers sitting on the plane and the city below seen through the window as the plane takes off.
Suddenly, the crack on the screen returned. The last second reveals a terrible light outside the window and the cries of desperate passengers can be heard.
NDTV cannot verify the authenticity of the video itself. Another video from the ground captured the progress of the plane as it began to fall.
The plane suddenly veers to the left, spins around and reportedly explodes into a ball of fire.
On board were five Indian passengers, all from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. One of them, Sonu Jaiswal, did a Facebook Live just before the plane crashed. He was among the dead.
The same video ends with his Facebook account not being verified
Abhishek Pratap Shah, a former Nepali legislator and member of the Nepalese Congress Central Committee who sent the footage, told NDTV that he received the footage from a friend and recorded it on the roadside today.
The aviation sector in Nepal has experienced several aviation accidents in recent times and there have been concerns about the safety and training of pilots.
Since 2013, the European Union listed Nepal for aviation safety. All flights from Nepal have been banned from EU airspace after the International Civil Aviation Organization reported safety concerns.
This flight is the best we have in Nepal and all the major airlines operate the same flight,” said Shah.
Explaining that Pokhara is a tourist destination, he said that the city should “improve our flight system , airplanes, information systems and pilots.”
“It is a difficult time for Nepal. I think the current government is important for that,” he added.