Nepal’s army has got clues about the wreckage of the crashed aircraft of the airline ‘Tara Air’ in Mustang district. An army spokesman gave this information. Brigadier Narayan Silwal said, “Army and rescue workers have located the accident site. Detailed information related to this will be shared soon.” He tweeted, “The accident site is Sunosware of Thasang-2 of Mustang district.”
Mustang’s chief district officer, Netra Prasad Sharma, told the media that search and rescue teams were headed to the crash site, both by air and by land. A team led by Nepal Police Inspector Raj Kumar Tamang has reached the accident site by air. The official said, “Some bodies of the passengers are unrecognizable. The police are collecting the remains.”
Tara Air’s ‘Twin Otter 9N-AET’ aircraft took off from Pokhara at around 10 am on Sunday, but lost contact with its control tower 15 minutes later. A total of 22 people were on board the plane, including four Indians, two Germans, and 13 Nepalese nationals.
According to officials, it was difficult to reach the wreckage of the crashed plane due to bad weather and cloudy sky. The Canadian-made aircraft was on its way from Pokhara to the famous tourist town of Jomsom in central Nepal. According to the list of passengers released by the airline, the Indians present in the plane were identified as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar Tripathi, and children Dhanush. Tripathi and Ritika Tripathi. This family is from the Thane district of Maharashtra.
The Nepali Army has physically located the Tara Airlines plane crash site, its Spokesperson Brigadier General Narayan Silwal said on Monday. The Nepalese airlines plane remained untraced as bad weather made it difficult to locate the aircraft that went missing on Sunday morning in the mountainous region of the Himalayan nation minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara.
The Nepal Home Ministry has deployed two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara for the search for missing aircraft. Patrol and search units from security forces and groups of locals are also on-foot in the Dhaulagiri region. Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest, has a record of air accidents. The condition of the plane belonging to Tara Air that took off at 10:15 a.m. from Pokhara, nearly 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu.
Tara Air is the newest and biggest airline service provider in the Nepalese mountains, according to the airline website. It started business in 2009 with the mission of helping develop rural Nepal.