68 Dead As Nepal Plane With 72 On Board Crashes Minutes Before Landing

AFP, citing police sources, reported today that at least 68 people were killed 

when a plane departing from Kathmandu and headed for Pokhara crashed. 

The city is located in western Nepal, and the airports there are old and new. 

There were a total of 68 passengers and four crew members on board the plane when it crashed. 

The Yeti Airlines ATR 72 twin-engine plane took off from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.

There were 15 non-native speakers and six children on board. 

Airlines said in a statement that there were 53 Nepalis, 5 Indians, 4 Russians, 2 Koreans, 1 Argentinian, 1 Irish, 1 Australian, and 1 French passenger on board.