Plane with 21 people on board disappears in Nepal

Plane with 21 people on board disappears in Nepal

A small plane with 21 people on board and flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal on Wednesday has gone missing and feared to have crashed, officials said.

Domestic airline Tara Air said rescue helicopters had been deployed to search for the Twin Otter aircraft, which lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after it left the western town of Pokhara on Wednesday morning.

“A plane that took off from Pokhara for Jomsom this morning is out of contact,” Tara Air spokesman Bhim Raj Rai told AFP.

“There are 18 passengers, including two foreigners, and three crew members on board.” Read more

 

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