At least 4 US citizens killed in Nepal plane crash

Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashed on Sunday minutes before landing, with no survivors.

Two Americans and two U.S. permanent residents were among his 72 people who died in the plane crash in Nepal over the weekend, according to the State Department.

Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashed on Sunday minutes before landing, with no survivors.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic Yeti aircraft that claimed the lives of 72 people last weekend, including two U.S. citizens and two legal permanent residents,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a press conference Wednesday. Stated.

“Our thoughts are with the families on board,” said Price. “The United States stands ready to help Nepal wherever possible.”

Price did not identify or provide details about her two U.S. citizens and permanent residents who died in the crash.

The plane crashed on its way to Pokhara, a popular tourist destination, after a 27-minute journey from Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital.

Dozens of Nepalese nationals have died, along with foreigners from countries such as India, Russia, South Korea, Argentina, Australia, Ireland and France, the aviation authority said in a statement.

Nepal celebrated a national day of mourning on Monday in honor of the victims of the crash. A panel was also set up to investigate the disaster and prevent future tragedies. On Wednesday, the French embassy in Nepal said France had sent a team of aviation experts to assist Nepal’s civil aviation authority at the crash site.

Sunday’s crash was the worst seen in Nepal since his 1992 when a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed into a hill while trying to land in Kathmandu, killing all 167 people on board. .

In Nepal, nearly 350 of his people have died in plane and helicopter crashes since 2000.

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