The flight data recorder of the aircraft has been found. This equipment is in good condition. This will help the investigators to know the cause of the accident. Countries in which aircraft and engines are designed under international aviation regulations. Their investigative agencies also participate in aircraft accident investigations.
The whereabouts of two people are still untraceable after the country’s deadliest plane crash in the country’s last 30 years in Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city. Searchers used drones on Tuesday to search for these people. Rescue efforts were also hampered by the difficult terrain around Pokhara and bad weather. Significantly, the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 aircraft carrying 72 people crashed in Pokhara on Sunday just before landing.
Difficult to identify dead bodies
Rescue workers are also facing difficulties in identifying the bodies. Pokhara police officer Ajay KC, who was part of the rescue team, said that search and rescue personnel are being sent to the ditch where the plane parts fell with the help of ropes.
Rescue workers have found some human remains and they have been sent for DNA testing. Rescue workers found 68 bodies on the day of the accident, while two more bodies were recovered the next day.
An airport official informed that 48 bodies were brought to the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday and sent to the hospital for post-mortem, while 22 bodies are being handed over to their families in Pokhara. In Kathmandu, Dr. Tulsi Kandel said that the postmortem of all 48 bodies could take up to a week.
France-Canada will also be involved in the investigation
Meanwhile, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder of the aircraft have been found. Both these instruments are in good condition. These will help the investigators to know the cause of the accident. Under international aviation regulations, the accident investigation agencies of the countries in which the aircraft and engines are designed and manufactured also participate in aircraft accident investigations.
The aircraft company ATR belongs to France and the engine of the aircraft is made in Canada. Air crash investigators from France and Canada will soon take part in the investigation.