21 out of 22 bodies found in a plane crash in Nepal

A plane with 22 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday. On Monday, 21 bodies were found in wreckage on the side of a mountain.

“Fourteen bodies have been recovered so far,” Deo Chandra Lal Karn, a spokesman for the Nepal Aviation Authority, said on Monday. The search for others continues. The weather is very bad, but we can bring a team to the scene. Another flight is not possible.

Relatives mourn outside Pokhara airport.

Photo: afp

The wreckage of the plane was found Monday in the Himalayas after the plane went missing on Sunday. A private airliner, Tara Air, flew between the tourist city of Pokhara and Jamsum, 70 km to the north. On board were four Indians, two Germans and sixteen Nepalese, including three crew members. The journey usually takes only about twenty minutes. Five minutes before landing, the control tower in Pokhara lost contact with the aircraft. It crashed in the Sanossuer area of ​​the rural community of Thasang in the Mustang District.

The aircraft that crashed was a Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. It has been used since 1979.

More plane crashes occur than average in Nepal. Variable weather, airstrips in mountainous areas and the large number of tourist trips play an important role in this.

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