Nepal Plane Crash : A small plane carrying 23 people crashed in the mountains of Nepal, killing all those on board, the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed.”It has broken into pieces,” police officer Bishwaraj Khadka told Reuters from Myagdi, the town nearest the crash site. “There are no survivors.” A Chinese national and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the dead.
The latest development comes after four hours of intense rescue operations, which involved the use of three helicopters, was confirmed to have crashed in the treacherous terrain of Soli Ghoptebhir in Myagdi district, with all 20 passengers and three crew members confirmed to have died in the disaster.Rescue teams in Nepal on Wednesday found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23 people on board, the aviation minister said.
Nepal Plane Crash Killed All 23 On Board: Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found In Nepal
The army had deployed helicopters and foot soldiers to search Myagdi, a mountainous district around 220 kilometres (160 miles) west of Kathmandu, after locals reported seeing possible wreckage of the Tara Air plane.
The Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that all 23 people, including three crew members and two children, who were on board on the ill-fated Tara Twin-Otter plane, has been killed in the crash in Rupse of Myagdi district in western Nepal on Wednesday. The aircraft, operated by Tara Air was travelling from Pokhara to the trekking region of Jomsom,reports The Himalayan Times. No sooner after taking off it lost contact with the control tower shortly , an airport official said.
Pokhara is a resort town some 200 kilometres west of the capital Kathmandu. Jomsom, further north, is the starting point for many people trekking in the Himalayas. There are no landing strips between the two locations. “All 23 people on board are killed,” said Nepal Tourism Minister.”It has broken into pieces,” police officer Bishwaraj Khadka told Reuters from Myagdi, the town nearest the crash site.In 2013, the European Union banned all Nepalese airlines from flying there.