Don’t go to work today, the father of a flight attendant, Oshin Ale Magar, had insisted on the day the Yeti Airlines plane crashed in Nepal.
24-year-old Oshin, who studied in India and died in a plane crash in Nepal, left home on Sunday with a promise that she would return from Pokhara after work to celebrate the Maghe Sankranti festival with her family.
Her tearful father, Mohan Ale Magar, a retired Indian Army personnel, recalled that he had told her early in the morning “not to go to work on a special day”.
She was among 70 people who died after Yeti Airlines’ 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft with 72 people on board, including five Indians, crashed on the bank of the Seti River in central Nepal’s resort city of Pokhara on Sunday.
Her family was preparing to celebrate the festival at home when the news of the plane crash reached them. She insisted on celebrating the festival after completing two flights on that fateful day, Mohan told Republica newspaper, a Nepal daily, over the phone.
Oshin had been working with Yeti Airlines for two years. Originally from Madi in Chitwan, she was living in Kathmandu after starting her job and had also invited her parents and three siblings to stay with her in the capital for the last six months.
Oshin got married two years ago in Pokhara and her husband is currently in the UK.
Infact, a video of Oshin’s on board the same flight has gone viral on the internet. The users have expressed their condolences for those who died in the crash. Watch the viral TikTok video here.
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Her father Mohan and mother Sabnam Ale Magar have reached Pokhara to identify the body, the report said.
Yeti Airlines’ 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft took off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:33 am and crashed on the bank of the Seti River between the old airport and the new airport minutes before landing, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
A total of 68 passengers and four crew members were on board the aircraft. Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Mount Everest, has a history of air crashes. The Nepal Police has confirmed that 70 dead bodies have been found so far and there are still two more unaccounted for bodies.
Sunday’s crash is Nepal’s deadliest since 1992 when all 167 people aboard a Pakistan International Airlines plane were killed when it crashed into a hill as it tried to land in Kathmandu.
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