A flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from the site of Sunday’s passenger plane crash in Nepal that killed at least 68 of the 72 people on board.
A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said the boxes, which were found on Monday, would be handed over to investigators. Meanwhile, two other bodies were found by rescuers search the rubble.
“I didn’t know it was going to crash. When I started shooting, as you can see in the video, the plane suddenly tilts, just like a fighter jet tilts to dodge a missile,” eyewitness Diwas Bohora explained.
“I saw that and thought it was surely going to come towards our houses. I thought it would all be over here after it crashed, I too will be dead.”
On Monday evening, relatives and friends were still gathered outside a local hospital. Many consoled themselves, while some yelled at authorities to speed up autopsies so they can bring the bodies of loved ones home for funerals.
The Yeti Airlines plane was completing the 27-minute flight from the capital, Kathmandu, to Pokhara, 200 kilometers to the west.
Authorities say 38 people have been identified and explanations for the crash remain unclear.
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