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BBC: Nepal plane crash: Pilot Didnít Report Anything Untoward, Official Says

BBC: Nepal plane crash: Pilot Didnít Report Anything Untoward, Official Says

Old Jan 16, 23, 5:21 pm
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BBC: Nepal plane crash: Pilot Didnít Report Anything Untoward, Official Says

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64284366

Sadly all 72 souls on board were lost. From a video it looks like a sharp roll to the left at low altitude. As the black boxes were recovered hopefully the cause(s) will come to light in time. RIP.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 11:41 pm
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I've seen the in-flight video ... seconds from smiling at the camera to dead in flames- it's SO sobering 😢😢
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Old Jan 17, 23, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
I've seen the in-flight video ... seconds from smiling at the camera to dead in flames- it's SO sobering 😢😢
Per AVHerald, that video is fake.
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Old Jan 17, 23, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
Per AVHerald, that video is fake.
Huh. Ok, cause BBC had reported the guy in the video was on the plane by relatives.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-64287331

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Old Jan 17, 23, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
Huh. Ok, cause BBC had reported the guy in the video was on the plane by relatives.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-64287331
And how did he live stream such a video from inside a landing prop airplane?
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Old Jan 17, 23, 10:16 pm
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And how did he live stream such a video from inside a landing prop airplane?
If you look at the BBC video taken on the ground, when the plane started its fatal severe bank it couldn't have been more than what? 1-3K feet up? That's easily within cell service range, I see videos on IG all the time of people streaming their approaches.

The in-flight vid could indeed be fake, but from the quoted BBC article:

Abhishek Pratap Shah, a former lawmaker in Nepal, told Indian news channel NDTV that rescuers had recovered the phone on which the video was found from the plane's wreckage. "It [the video clip] was sent by one of my friends, who received it from a police officer. It is a real record," Mr Shah told NDTV.
Again, not concrete, but he seems to be sure about it.
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Old Jan 22, 23, 8:27 pm
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It went down quickly--the pilots are going to be more concerned with trying to keep the plane in the sky than in telling ATC what happened.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
Per AVHerald, that video is fake.
Simon has kind of retracted his claim that it was fake; he's now saying it's unverifiable. Nepalese officials are saying it's fake, but Indian officials are saying it's real.
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Anup Joshi said that the "mountains were clear and visibility was good", adding there was a light wind and "no issue with weather".

There were 72 passnngers and crew aboard the Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara which crashed on Sunday. No one is believed to have survived.

Mobile phone footage showed the plane rolling sharply as it approached the airport. It then hit the ground in the gorge of the Seti River, just over a kilometer from the airport.
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