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Both Propellers Of The Crashed Yeti Airlines ATR 72 Was Feathered During The Final Leg


A Yeti Airlines ATR 72 carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew crashed in Nepal on 15th January 2023 killing all on board.


The aircraft was operating a flight from the capital of Kathmandu to Pokhara when it crashed.


According to a report issued by Nepal's aviation committee; both propellers of the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 went into the feather position as the aircraft was in the final leg for landing. The reason for the propellers going to the feather position is currently being investigated which can be technical issue or even human intervention.


From the videos that captured the final moments before the crash, it appears that the ATR stalled during the final leg. Both propellers in the feather position will not generate power to keep the aircraft airborne and it can easily lead to a stall.

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