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Families of the deceased in the Nepal plane crash: will they lose millions in compensation?

The mourning families of the departed had yet another shock following the terrifying incident involving a Yeti Airlines aircraft on Jan. 15 .that claimed the lives of all 72 people on board in Nepal. According to sources, as the "Nepal government has not passed the air carriers' liability and insurance draught bill," the families of the Pokhara air crash victims will probably not receive millions in compensation.


Notably, an ATR-72 owned and flown by Yeti Airlines last Sunday, carrying 68 passengers and four crew members, crashed just minutes before touching down in Pokhara, Nepal. All 72 people on board perished in which thought to be the worst plane crash to hit Nepal in 30 years.According to The Kathmandu Post, Nepal finalized a draught bill on a system of accountability for domestic flyers in 2020, two years after modifying the Montreal Convention 1999 that holds airlines accountable in the event of a passenger's death or injury. Ministry representatives claim that the bill's extremely slow advancement is a result of the frequent changes in ministers.


The draught bill comments that there is a five-fold increase in compensation in the event of death or injury. According to the proposed law, domestic airlines will be required to provide a passenger with a minimum of $100,000 in damages if they injure or kill them.But as of right now, the lowest settlement in Nepal for airline passenger fatalities on domestic flights is $20,000, according to the study.

The draught bill states that the carrier must provide an advance payment if it considers that doing so will help a passenger or the families of the deceased overcome their urgent financial demands and problems.In addition, the airlines contacted within 60 days of the incident to initiate a compensation claim.

After 18 minutes of flight, the aircraft lost communication with a control tower in Pokhara, the capital city of Nepal. The short flight from Nepal's capital Kathmandu to Pokhara, the country's second-largest city and a gateway to the Himalayas, was almost at an end.

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