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Nepal plane carrying 22 people goes missing

The small plane went missing while flying from the tourist town of Pokhara, about 200km northwest of Kathmandu, to Jomsom, about 80km away.

The missing plane belonged to Tara Air. This airline mainly uses the Twin Otter fleet built by Canada.

The Nepalese plane carrying 22 people went missing - Photo 1.

A plane of Tara Air. (Photo: Kathmandupost)

An airline official said the plane was carrying four Indians, two Germans, 13 Nepalese and three crew members.

The plane lost contact at 9:55 a.m. local time, the leader of Tara Air said.

According to air traffic control at Jomsom airport, they received unconfirmed reports of loud noises in Ghasa, a locality in Jomsom.

A helicopter has been dispatched to the area where the last contact with the plane was recorded.

Nepal – the country with the highest mountain peak in the world – has recorded many domestic plane crashes because of its volatile weather conditions and rugged mountainous terrain.

According to Reuters, Kathmandu Post

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