At least 14 dead in Nepal plane crash, rescue operations continue

30/5/2022 9:19:00 AM

At least 14 dead in Nepal plane crash, rescue operations continue

At least 14 dead in Nepal plane crash, rescue operations continue

KATHMANDU, May 30 — Rescue workers in Nepal today recovered 14 bodies as they scoured a remote Himalayan mountainside scattered with the wreckage of a small plane that crashed...

for the latest news you need to know.POKHARA: Pasukan penyelamat Nepal berjaya mengeluarkan 14 mayat penumpang dari bangkai pesawat yang terhempas selepas dilaporkan hilang semalam..A KATHMANDU (May 29): A plane operated by a private airline in Nepal went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board, officials told Reuters, saying cloudy weather was preventing search helicopters from flying into the area of the flight's last known location.

Monday, 30 May 2022 1:09 PM MYT KATHMANDU, May 30 — Rescue workers in Nepal today recovered 14 bodies as they scoured a remote Himalayan mountainside scattered with the wreckage of a small plane that crashed with 22 aboard, with officials saying the chance of finding survivors was slim.Operated by privately owned Tara Air, the aircraft went down during cloudy weather yesterday and was spotted by Nepal’s army earlier today after search operations that were halted overnight were resumed.Seramai 22 penumpang menaiki pesawat berkenaan ketika kejadian berlaku.“There is very little chance to find survivors,” said Deo Chandra Lal Karna, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.Tek Raj Sitaula, a spokesman for the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, said bodies of 14 people had been found so far by rescue teams.Imej tersebut dikongsi jurucakap tentera Nepal, Narayan Silwal menerusi Twitter yang menunjukkan serpihan badan pesawat bertaburan di kawasan pergunungan.“The search for others is continuing,” Sitaula told Reuters.Army and police search teams have left towards the site.

The De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft took off from the tourist town of Pokhara, 125 km (80 miles) west of Kathmandu, yesterday morning.Operasi mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) dimulakan pagi semalam selepas dihentikan buat sementara waktu berikutan cuaca tidak menentu dan keadaan gelap.The destination was Jomsom, a popular tourist and pilgrimage site that lies about 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Pokhara — usually a 20-minute flight.But the aircraft — with four Indians, two Germans and 16 Nepalis aboard — lost contact with the Pokhara control tower five minutes before it was due to land, airlines officials said.Penumpang itu termasuk dua rakyat Jerman dan empat warga India.The crash site is in the region where Mount Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh highest peak at 8,167 metres (26,795 feet) is located, in proximity to Nepal’s borders with China.Soldiers from Nepal’s army and other rescue workers were operating in difficult mountainous terrain at an altitude of around 14,500 feet with a heavy cloud cover, officials said.Kapal terbang itu berlepas dari pekan Pokhara menuju ke Jomsom pada Ahad lalu kira-kira pukul 9.Police official Prem Kumar Dani said a land rescue-and-search team had been sent to the area near Mount Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh-highest peak at 8,167 metres.

Netra Prasad Sharma, the most senior bureaucrat in the Mustang district, where the crash took place, said weather conditions remained challenging.“There is very thick cloud in the area,” he told Reuters by phone.Kerajaan Nepal sebelum ini tidak mengesahkan kematian semua penumpang yang menaiki pesawat tersebut, namun berdasarkan keadaan bangkai pesawat, peluang menemukan mangsa hidup adalah tipis.“The search for bodies is going on.” Flight-tracking website Flightradar24 said the aircraft, with registration number 9N-AET, made its first flight in April 1979.Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest, has a record of air accidents.Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.

Its weather can change suddenly and airstrips are typically located in mountainous areas that are hard to reach.In early 2018, an US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed on landing and caught fire, killing 51 of the 71 people on board.— Reuters Advertisement.

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