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Debris from missing Nepal Tara plane found; All 23 passengers feared dead

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:46 IST

The Tara Viking 9N-AHH Twin Otter plane carrying 23 passengers flying from Pokhara to Jonsom that went missing in Nepal this morning has crashed.

Nepal aviation minister Ananda Pokhrel confirmed that debris from the Tara Twin Otter plane had been found in a jungle in Soli Ghoptebhir in the Myagdi district.

The aircraft, with a call sign 9N-AHH, lost contact with air traffic control 10 minutes after it took off from Pokhara at 7:45 am on 24 February.

The Kathmandu Post quoted police constable Phool Kumar Thapa Magar as saying that the debris of the plane was scattered across 200 meters. "The plane was on fire and it is still burning," he said.

The Kathmandu Post reported that a Chinese national, a Kuwaiti national and two infants were on board the plane.

Also Read: Plane with 21 on board goes missing in Nepal

First published: 24 February 2016, 1:55 IST
 
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