This passenger live-streamed the moment his plane crashed in Nepal, killing everyone onboard
· Jan 16, 2023 ·

Sonu Jaiswal and his three friends were making a pilgrimage to a Hindu temple in Nepal when their plane's engine caught fire, leading to a crash that reportedly killed all 72 passengers.

According to the BBC and Jaiswal's family, he live-streamed his last moments on Facebook.

[Warning: Graphic Video – You do not see bodies but there is fire and screaming.]

From the BBC:

The four men, all thought to be in their 20s or early 30s, had been friends for many years, and often spent time together.

Locals say they had gone to Nepal on 13 January to visit the Pashupatinath temple, a grand shrine on the outskirts of Kathmandu which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

The trip was reportedly Jaiswal's idea - a father of three, he wanted to pray at the temple for another son.

After visiting the temple, the friends set off on Sunday to Pokhara - a picturesque tourist town nestled near the Annapurna mountain range - to paraglide. They planned to return to Kathmandu.

"But fate had something else in store for him," an unnamed relative of Jaiswal's told news agency PTI.

The four men were among five Indians on board. Officials said 53 of the passengers were Nepalese, along with four Russians and two Koreans. Others on board are reported to have included one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France.

Here's another reported video of the flight from the ground:

This is the deadliest plane crash in Nepal in the last 30 years.

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