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24th Feb 2016

Plane Missing In Remote Mountainous Region Of Nepal

Rescue teams are currently searching for it.

Laura Holland

A passenger plane has gone missing in Nepal, carrying 21 people, with two of them children.

The Tara Air flight took off from Pokhara Airport in West Nepal and was heading for Jomsom earlier this morning when it lost contact with the control tower.

A search is now underway in the area to find the missing place which is feared to have crashed in the mountain area.

The airline has released this statement on their website:

“Tara Air Pvt. Ltd with regret informs its Twin-Otter 400 series aircraft missing after taking off from Pokhara Airport at 7:50am local time.

“It was flying from Pokhara to Jomsom. It is also known that weather at both origin and destination airports was favourable and the airport was cleared for departure by the Control Tower at Pokhara.

“We have dispatched three helicopters on a search and rescue mission.”