MONTREAL - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) is closely monitoring the developments related to this morning’s accident of Yeti Airlines Flight YT-961, an ATR-72 (registration 9N-ANC) that impacted the ground on final approach to Pokhara airport (Nepal), following a flight from Kathmandu.
Our thoughts are with the families of the reported 68 passengers and 4 crew members who were onboard the aircraft.
Whilst emergency and recovery efforts are taking place, IFALPA stresses the need to avoid speculation and theories as to what happened to the aircraft. The Federation is reaching out to its network of Accredited Accident Investigators in the Region and will offer its expertise to the relevant Accident Investigation Bodies to help gather facts and any other safety and security information which may be pertinent to this occurrence.
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