Take a look at the specs of the Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 plane that crashed in Nepal : Okezone Travel

THE TRAGEDY a heartbreaking theft has occurred in Nepal. The Yeti Airlines plane crashed and burst into flames after hitting the ground hard in Pokhara region, Nepal on Sunday morning January 15, 2023.

The tragic incident killed 68 passengers and 4 crew members. It was the worst air disaster to hit the Himalayan nation in the past 30 years.

The aircraft used by Yeti Airlines on this flight was an ATR 72-500. Citing Yeti Airlines’ official website, the airline began its first commercial flight in September 1998 with a DHC6-300 Twin Otter aircraft from the Canadian manufacturer.

“Serving Nepal for more than two decades, we operate the ATR 72 in major cities in Nepal,” wrote Yeti Airlines, quoted. Okezone to website official.

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Then in 2009, sister airline Tara Air was formed to take over short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations with a fleet of DHC6-300 and Dornier DO228 aircraft.

“Yeti Airlines has maintained its modern fleet of five ATR 72-500s operating in the non-STOL domestic sector in Nepal. The two airlines together continue to provide the largest flight route network in all of Nepal,” the airline said. management of Yeti Airlines.

Profile of the ATR 72-500

citation page atr-aircraft.comthe ATR 72-500 is the latest generation turboprop aircraft with the comfort and performance of the manufacturer Avions De Transport Régional (ATR), a joint venture between France and Italy.

Aircraft Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500

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This aircraft has a capacity of 72 passengers and is known as the best turboprop aircraft. Powered by the PW127 engine, which is also used to power the ATR 42-500, the ATR 72-500 offers exceptional short-field performance for an aircraft of this size.

The new modernized look, passenger cabin, ergonomic leather seats and quieter than regional jets are the main features that make it the most comfortable aircraft for regional operations.

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On the ATR 72-500, various noise and vibration improvements have been implemented. The aircraft has an optimized, efficient and technologically advanced acoustic structural treatment with the installation of dynamic vibration dampers and skin dampers.

The revamped interior is designed for maximum noise reduction and comfort with new materials, sound-absorbing panels and carpeting. There is a large ferry including handrails to facilitate the movement of passengers and crew with the cabin.

Aircraft Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500

(Photo: instagram/@yetiairlines)

The ATR 72-500 emits approximately 50% less carbon dioxide (CO2) per passenger-km than new generation jets and up to three times less carbon dioxide than older ones. Compared to a car, the ATR 72-500’s carbon dioxide emissions per seat/km in the 200 Nm (370 km) sector are 15% lower.

“This aircraft is environmentally friendly, emitting less than 50% carbon dioxide per passenger-km than its competitors,” ATR wrote on its website.

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