Nepal says missing plane with 22 on board crashed

30/5/2022 6:34:00 AM

Nepal says missing plane with 22 on board crashed

Nepal says missing plane with 22 on board crashed

KATHMANDU, May 30 — Nepal’s army said today it had located the crash site of a plane that went missing with 22 people on board during cloudy weather yesterday. “Search and...

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Monday, 30 May 2022 10:47 AM MYT KATHMANDU, May 30 — Nepal’s army said today it had located the crash site of a plane that went missing with 22 people on board during cloudy weather yesterday.“Search and rescue troops have physically located the plane crash site,” army spokesperson Narayan Silwal said on Twitter, posting a picture of the wreckage with the plane’s tail number clearly visible and parts of the aircraft shown scattered on the edge of a mountain.Four Indians, two Germans and 16 Nepalis were on board the plane, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter operated by privately owned Tara Air, according to the airline and government officials."One search helicopter returned to Jomsom due to bad weather without locating the plane," the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said in a statement.The aircraft was on a 20-minute flight before losing contact with the control tower.It had taken off from the tourist town of Pokhara, 125 kilometres (80 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu, and was bound for Jomsom, about 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Pokhara, a popular tourist and pilgrimage site.Phanindra Mani Pokharel, a spokesman at the Ministry of Home Affairs, said two helicopters have been deployed for a search operation.

Flight-tracking website Flightradar24 said the aircraft, with registration number 9N-AET, made its first flight in April 1979." The airline said the plane was carrying four Indians, two Germans, and 16 Nepalis, including three crew.Deo Chandra Lal Karna, a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), said five helicopters were ready to help with the rescue process.Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest, has a record of air accidents.Its weather can change suddenly and airstrips are typically located in mountainous areas that are hard to reach.The country's weather office said there had been thick cloud cover in the Pokhara-Jomson area since the morning.In early 2018, a US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed on landing and caught fire, killing 51 of the 71 people on board.Poor record Nepal’s aviation industry has boomed in recent years, flying tourists, trekkers and climbers as well as goods to remote corners where road access is limited.

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