Who was Elena Banduro, the Russian travel blogger who died in Nepal plane crash? Know all about her

PokharaA scheduled domestic passenger flight operated by Yeti Airlines connecting Kathmandu with Pokhara in Nepal has crashed. The route’s operational aircraft, an ATR 72 operated by Yeti Airlines, crashed while attempting to land in Pokhara on January 15, 2023, killing all 72 people on board. This is one of the deadliest ATR 72 accidents ever. A shocking mobile video captured the last seconds before the plane crashed into a valley about 1.6 kilometers (miles) from the new airport. The ATR-72 was developed in the late 1980s as a joint venture between France and Italy. Despite being involved in several fatalities over the years, many of which were caused by icing problems, the ATR-72’s track record was pretty solid.

A total of 72 passengers including four crew members were on board the aircraft. Among the passengers were 57 Nepalese, five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans, one each from Argentina, Ireland, Australia and France.

Who was Elena Banduro?

One of the Russians involved in the Nepal crash was 33-year-old vlogger and hiker Elena Banduro. As luck would have it, Elena uploaded a picture of herself on Instagram with the caption, “GO TO NEPAL!” just before the collision. After Elena’s death, there was a flood of condolence messages on her social media. She was known to have a cheerful disposition and was described as “the brightest, kindest soul”.
Elena’s sister reveals that Elena was expecting a child and was on her way to Nepal to visit her partner at the time of his death. According to her Facebook bio, she was the manager of social media marketing for a business headquartered in Russia.

She previously worked in public relations for a different business, posting updates about her travels on social media. Elena visited the Caucasus Nature Reserve in October 2022, a Russian nature preserve that includes the rugged region of the northwestern Caucasus Mountains. She was on another adventure trip to Nepal.

He last spoke to his sister the day before the disaster. According to Ksenia, Elena told Ksenia, Elena’s sister, about boarding the Yeti jet. “She texted me at 4:59 a.m. (Moscow time), ‘Good morning, in Nepal, at 7.44 I’m going to the airport because I have a flight to Pokhara.

She continued to say that Elena had only recently told her family about her pregnancy. His last Instagram post was published on 5 January. The caption, which has been translated from Russian, reads, “Turn up the sound.”

She traveled frequently and posted photos and videos on Instagram from her visits to various places including Crimea, Kazakhstan, Iturup Island and Adams Peak in Sri Lanka.