Nepali hospitals return bodies from Pokhara air crash
Nepal Plane Crash: The Yeti Airlines flight with 68 passengers and four crew plummeted into a steep
gorge, smashed into pieces and burst into flames.
Nepali hospital staff began the grim task of handing over bodies to grieving families on Tuesday after a plane with 72 people on board crashed, the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades.
The Yeti Airlines flight with 68 passengers and four crew plummeted into a steep gorge, smashed into pieces and burst into flames as it approached the central city of Pokhara on Sunday.
All those on board, including six children and 15 foreigners, are believed to have died.Rescuers have been working almost around the clock extracting .
Human remains from the 300-metre (1,000-foot) deep gorge strewn with twisted plane seats and chunks of fuselage and wing.Seventy bodies had been retrieved.
Police official AK Chhetri told AFP. Another senior official said the day before that the hope of
finding anyone alive was "nil"."We retrieved one body last night.
It was three pieces.We are not sure whether it's three bodies or one body. It will be confirmed only after a DNA test," Chhetri said.Drones were being used and the search for the two remaining bodies.
The black boxes from the plane, made by France-based ATR, were handed over to the authorities on Monday, said Bikram Raj Gautam, chief of Pokhara International Airport.