Plane crashes in Nepal with 22 aboard, 14 bodies recovered
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Plane crashes in Nepal with 22 aboard, all bodies recovered

Plane crashes in Nepal with 22 aboard, all bodies recovered

Of those on board, 13 were citizens of Nepal, while four others were Indians and two were Germans

Zubina Ahmed

The bodies of all 22 people, including 19 passengers and three crew members, have been pulled out from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the plane operated by Tara Air crashed after it took off on Sunday, May 29. The turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET flight, which flew from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9.55 am, lost contact at 10.07 am.

The Nepal army  physically located the crashed site at 14,500feet in Sanosware, Thasang-2 in Mustang district.

The bodies and pieces of the wreckage was found after nearly 20 hours since the plane went missing.

The flight was carrying 19 passengers and three crew members. Of the 22 people, 13 are citizens of Nepal, besides four Indians and two Germans. The nationalities of two passengers remain unknown.

The  government has set up a five-member panel to determine the cause of the crash and suggest preventative measures for the aviation sector.

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