A harrowing video has emerged of the plane that crashed over the weekend in Nepal, showing passengers excitement turn to terror and giving a rare glimpse into the final moments of the flight.
A pair of videos verified as authentic by NBC News, one filmed inside the cabin that was posted on Facebook and another shot from the ground, show the moments before Yeti Airlines flight 691 crashed while minutes away from landing, killing at least 69 people.
The cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder were recovered from the wreckage, authorities said Monday. The recovery of the black boxes could give a crucial insight into what caused the crash of the twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft on Sunday.
The plane was bound for a 27-minute journey from Kathmandu to the popular tourist destination of Pokhara - about 125 miles west of Annapurna Mountain Range.
It carried 68 passengers on board, including six children, as well as four crew members. Five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans and one person from Argentina, Ireland, Australia and France were among those aboard the flight, according to a statement by aviation officials.
Officials said they did not expect to find any survivors from those still missing. Of the 69 retrieved bodies, 41 bodies had been identified, the Nepali Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement.