Wed. Sep 28th, 2022
nepal plane crash

Tara Air’s turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET jet lost communication minutes after taking off from Pokhara’s tourist town around 10 a.m. on Sunday.
A government official informed ANI today that all passengers on board the plane that crashed in Nepal are believed to be dead, as rescue crews removed bodies from the wreckage of the jet that had 22 people on board, including four Indians.
“We assumed that all of the passengers on board the plane had died. Although our early findings indicate that no one could have survived the jet crash, the formal statement is still pending “News agency ANI reported Home Ministry Spokesperson Phadindra Mani Pokhrel as saying.

At least 14 bodies have been recovered from the accident site in Sano Sware Bhir, Thasang, Mustang district, at an altitude of 14,500 feet.

“So far, fourteen bodies have been discovered, with the hunt for the remaining bodies continuing. Despite the severe weather, we were able to send a crew to the crash scene. There hasn’t been any other option “A day after the incident, spokesperson Deo Chandra Lal Karn told AFP.

After nearly 20 hours since the jet went missing, the accident site was discovered this morning.

Tara Air’s turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET jet lost communication minutes after taking off from Pokhara’s tourist town around 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The plane, which was manufactured in Canada, was travelling from Pokhara to Jomsom, a major tourist destination in central Nepal.

“The plane was sighted above Jomsom in Mustang and then diverted to Mt. Dhaulagiri, where it didn’t come into touch,” Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma told ANI over the phone.

Ashok Kumar Tripathy, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathy), and their children Dhanush and Ritika were among the four Indians named on the airline’s passenger list. The family lived in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai.

Vaibhavi Tripathi’s older sister has asked officials not to notify her mother since her health is “serious,” according to an official.

For the hunt for missing aircraft, the Nepal Home Ministry has dispatched two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara. The Himalayan Times newspaper said that security forces patrol and search the Dhaulagiri region, as well as groups of locals.

The historic territory of Mustang (from the Tibetan Muntan, meaning “fertile plain”) is primarily dry and parched. This area has the world’s deepest valley, which stretches three miles steeply between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

Nepal has a history of aviation mishaps, as it is home to eight of the world’s fourteen tallest mountains, including Everest.

In 2016, a jet from the same airline travelling the same route crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 23 persons on board.
A US-Bangla Air plane crashed into the Tribhuvan International Airport in March 2018, killing all 51 persons on board.

By adele rose

Adele Rose is the senior editor and employee of WGBS Pvt Ltd Digital wing.

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