The wreckage of a Tara Air plane that crashed in the Himalayan mountainous region has been found minutes after it took off from the tourist town of Pokhara in Nepal. Nepalese Army has found the crashed Tara Air plane in Sanosware of Thasang-2 in Mustang. Earlier, due to bad weather and cloudy weather, it was difficult to locate the aircraft. This aircraft took off from Pokhara, located 200 km east of the capital Kathmandu, at 10.15 am.
Four Indian citizens were also aboard
Soldiers and helicopters along with rescue teams were engaged in locating the probable site. The plane was supposed to land at Jomsom airport in the western hills, but lost contact with the tower in the sky over Ghorepani on the Pokhara-Jomsom air route. The ‘Twin Otter 9N-AET’ aircraft of ‘Tara Air’ had four Indian nationals, two German nationals and 13 Nepalese passengers, besides three Nepalese crew members. The Canadian-made aircraft was going from Pokhara to the famous tourist town of Jomsom in central Nepal. The flight journey between the two cities generally takes 20-25 minutes.
The airline has released the list of passengers, in which the Indians have been identified as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathi) and their children Dhanush Tripathi and Ritika Tripathi. This family was currently living in Thane near Mumbai. The crew members were led by Captain Prabhakar Prasad Ghimire, Pokhara airport information officer Dev Raj Adhikari was quoted as saying. Utsav Pokharel as co-driver and Kismi Thapa as flight attendant were in the crew of the aircraft.
This airline plane had crashed in 2016
It is worth noting that in 2016, a plane of the same airline crashed on the same route after taking off, killing all 23 people on board. In March 2018, a US-Bangla Air plane crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport, killing 51 people on board. A Sita Air plane crashed during an emergency landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in September 2012, killing 19 people. A Pokhara to Jomsom plane crashed near Jomsom airport on 14 May 2012, killing 15 people.
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