Plane crashed with 4 Indians inside found in Mustang

Kathmandu: Tara Air’s NAET 9 twin-engine plane, which went missing in the mountainous Mustang district on Sunday morning, was found in the district’s Kowang village, an airport official in Nepal said.
“The status is not yet determined. The ground is accessing the situation,” confirmed the chief of Tribhuwan International Airport.

According to information given by locals to the Nepalese army, the Tara Air plane crashed at the mouth of the Lamche River under the Manapathi Himal landslide. Army spokesman Narayan Silwal said the Nepal Army was heading towards the site from the land and air route.

On Sunday morning, Tara Air’s 9 twin-engine NAETs carrying 22 passengers, including 4 Indians and 3 Japanese nationals, flying from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9:55 a.m., had lost contact, after reaching the Lete area of ​​Mustang, the airport said. authorities.

According to state television, the missing plane was home to 4 Indians, among others.

“The aircraft was seen over the sky from Jomsom to Mustang, then turned away towards Mount Dhaulagiri, after which it did not make contact,” the district chief officer confirmed by telephone. Netra Prasad Sharma.

According to police officials, the plane is believed to have crashed in the “Titi” neighborhood of Lete in the Mustang district.

“Residents of Titi called us and informed us that they heard an unusual noise as if there was a bang. We are deploying a helicopter to the area for the search operation,” Ram told ANI Kumar Dani, DSP of the Mustang District Police Bureau.

The Interior Ministry deployed two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara to search for the missing planes. A Nepalese army helicopter is also being prepared to be deployed for the search, Phadindra Mani Pokharel, spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, told ANI by telephone.

Mustang (from Tibetan Muntan meaning “fertile plain”) the traditional region is largely dry and arid. The deepest gorge in the world which descends three miles vertically between the mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna passes through this district.

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