Wednesday 21st February 2024

The Tara Air flight from Pokhara to Jomsom has been missing.

Published on : 29 May, 2022 4:02 pm

Kathmandu: A Tara-air flight from Pokhara to Jomsom that had 22 people on board has lost communication.

On board of  the 9N-AET plane were three crew members, 13 Nepalese, four Indians, and two Germans. Captain Prabhakar Ghimire piloted the plane, which took off from Pokhara at 9:55 a.m.

According to sources at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the plane lost communication a few minutes after taking off, shortly after entering Mustang airspace, just about 10:00 a.m.

Meanwhile, it has been learned that a helicopter has been dispatched from Pokhara to search for the aircraft in and surrounding the last point of contact.

According to the air traffic controller at Jomsom Airport, a helicopter has been dispatched to the regions where the last communication was made.

Lete Pass was where the last contact was made.

The search attempts at the site where the plane was last sighted by residents have been hampered by severe weather, according to Chief District Officer of Myagdi Chiranjibi Rana.

In the Lete area, the Nepal Army has also deployed troops. “Both ground and aircraft search and rescue teams have been activated.” Brigadier General Narayan Silwal, a Nepal Army spokeswoman, told the Post, “We have yet to trace the plane.”

According to the army, a MI-17 chopper has also been despatched from Kathmandu to Lete.

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