I heard people screaming: Aircrash eyewitness

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 05:26 hrs
​19 dead in Nepal plane crash

Kathmandu: Some passengers in the aircraft that crashed near the international airport here Friday were heard "wailing and screaming", said an eyewitness who recalled the horror.

Tulasa Pokharel, an eyewitness whose house is located barely meters away from the crash site, said she saw the plane with black smoke landing on an open space on the bank of Manohara river, reported myrepublica.com.

"That time I could hear some people inside the plane wailing and screaming.

"When we went to inform the police and other locals about the incident and came back, there was just silence. We saw the plane burning and all of them dead," she was quoted as saying.

The Dornier Aircraft 9N-AHA of Sita Air crashed at 6.10 a.m. just a kilometre away from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, killing all 19 people onboard.

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