2 Americans Among Those Dead In Nepal Plane Crash

Nepalese rescue workers and civilians gather around the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Authorities in Nepal said 68 people have been confirmed dead after a regional passenger plane with 72 aboard crashed into a gorge while landing at a newly opened airport in the resort town of Pokhara. It's the country's deadliest airplane accident in three decades. (AP Photo/Krishna Mani Baral)

At a glance

  • Two Americans and two lawful U.S. permanent residents were on board the Yeti plane that crash in Nepal Sunday, the U.S. State Department confirmed Wednesday.
  • “Our thoughts are with the families of those on board,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday. “The United States stands ready to support Nepal in any way we can at this difficult hour.”
  • The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu that plummeted into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas Sunday, killing all 72 on board, was co-piloted by Anju Khatiwada, who had pursued years of pilot training in the United States after her husband died in a 2006 plane crash while flying for the same airline.

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