Searchers Find Flight Data, Cockpit Voice Records At Deadly Nepal Air Crash

Search teams on Monday retrieved the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the passenger plane crashed on approach to an airport in the foothills of the Himalayas.
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

The plane crash was Nepal’s deadliest  in 30 years – with at least  69 of the 72 people aboard killed.

Officials think the three missing are also dead.

The craft crash into a 984-foot deep gorge when less than a minute away from the new airport.

Investigators are not certain yet what caused the crash under good weather – amild day with little wind.

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