Nepal: Flight with 22 on board goes missing

The flight’s time was set to last just 15-minutes, which is popular among tourists. The flight consisted of two Germans and four Indians, with 16 Nepalis on board.

A photo of the Annapurna ranges from Pokhara

The plane lost contact with the tower shortly after taking off on a 15-minute flight through the mountains in Nepal.

A small plane flying on a popular tourist route in Nepal with 22 people aboard, was lost.

Citing bad weather, officials said the search for the plane was affected.

The search is still underway

An army search team has left to investigate the area alongside the Nepal police and Civil Aviation Authority. A helicopter suffered from bad weather, preventing an aerial investigation.

Learn more about the plane that went missing in Nepal.

Police official Prem Kumar Dani said the land search-and-rescue team had been sent to the Mount Dhaulagiri area. The mountain is over 8,167 meters high and is the world’s seventh-highest peak.

The Tara Air plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight, had 19 passengers and three crew members on board. The airline mainly flies Canadian-built, turboprop Twin Otter planes.

There was a total of 27 people on the plane, 18 of which are believed to be Nepalese.

Airplanes have difficulty flying over difficult terrain

The mountainous region around Jopam has been receiving rain, and flights have been operating as per normal.

This trek is a popular way to see the mountain trails and also visit the Muktinath temple.

The country has 14 of the highest peaks. The weather changes quickly, which can be difficult because the geography makes it difficult for people to reach the airstrips.

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