Pilot of crashed Nepal plane reported no power in engines


The pilot of a Yeti Airlines plane which crashed in Nepal killing 71 people said before the crash there was no power from the aircraft's engines, a preliminary investigation report said on Wednesday

The plane crashed just before landing in the tourist city of Pokhra on Jan

15 in one of Nepal's worst airplane accidents in 30 years

There were 72 passengers on the twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft operated by Nepal's Yeti Airlines, including two infants, four crew members and 10 foreign nationals

Rescuers recovered 71 bodies, with one unaccounted person presumed to be dead

The report said the pilot flying the aircraft handed over the control to the pilot monitoring before it crashed

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The panel has up to the end of February to submit its final report

Earlier this month, the panel said an analysis of the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder showed the propellers of both engines went into "feather in the base leg of descending

" Aviation expert K

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Limbu said then that propellers going into feather meant there was "no thrust" in the engine, or that it did not produce any power



Date:16-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link