Nepalese police said a passenger plane carrying 22 people is missing. The machine disappeared from radar on Sunday morning. Police spokesman Bishnu Kumar KC said:
The plane of Nepalese airline Tara Air was carrying 19 passengers and three crew members on its way from Pokhara – a popular tourist destination about 200 km west of Kathmandu – to Jomsom. follower”Kathmandu Post»According to 16 Nepalese nationals, including three crew members, four Indians and two Germans are in the machine.
“We are trying to determine the area where the plane might be,” a Tara Air spokesman told AFP. A spokesman for the Nepali Ministry of Interior said that two helicopters were sent to search for the plane. However, the visibility in the area is very poor. It is likely that bad weather conditions will hamper the search process.”
Pokhara is the starting point for many trekking tours, including the Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Mountains is a popular hiking area in the Himalayan country.
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