Wreckage of Nepal's Tara Airlines found, Nepal's army released photos

30 May, 2022

Nepal's military on Monday traced the spot where a Nepalese private airlines plane crashed on Sunday. Nepali Army spokesperson shared some pictures in a tweet. The wreckage of the plane has been found in the Tasang-2's Sawair of Mustang. There were 22 people on board the plane, the bodies of 14 people were found from the crash site. The search is on for the rest. The wreckage of the plane is spread for 100 meters on the hill. Four Indians were on board the plane.

Search operation started again today

The search operation was called off on Sunday due to bad weather. The search operation started again on Monday morning, where the team found the debris. According to the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, there were a total of 22 people on board, including four Indian nationals and three crew members. 

Tara Air's 9 NAET twin engine aircraft carrying 19 passengers flying from Pokhara to Jomsom lost contact on Sunday morning, minutes after it took off from Pokhara airport. A Nepalese army spokesman tweeted on Monday morning, "Search and rescue operations have reached the crash site of the plane. He also shared a picture of the crashed plane with it.

List of Passengers released

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.

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