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Tara air plane crash: 10 more bodies brought to Kowang

2022 May 31, 9:28, Myagdi

The bodies of 10 more people who lost their lives in the Tara Air plane crash in Thasang Rural Municipality-2 in Mustang district on Sunday have been brought to Kowang this morning. The bodies were brought to Kowang by a Kailash Air helicopter.

Mustang Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Kumar Dani said that an attempt was being made to retrieve the body and search for the missing person is underway. "On Monday, 10 bodies have been airlifted to Kathmandu by a Nepal Army helicopter," he said.

The Tara Air's 9N-AET plane carrying 22 persons, 3 crew members and 19 passengers, from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9:55 am had lost contact ion 10:07 am on Sunday. The plane was only found on Monday morning, 19 hours after it went missing.

The geographical difficulties, fog, and rain, has made it difficult to collect the bodies and belongings from 4,200-meter-highhill where the plane was found.

About 100 Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, Sherpas and locals have reached the spot as reported. Security personnel have set up tents in Sanosare.

Indra Singh Sherchan, a local who returned from the spot, said that the wing of the plane crashed into a hill and fell down. "It looks like the plane crashed into a ravine after its wing was damaged," he said.

Gharti of Badigad Gaonpalika-7 of Baglung, who had gone to pick up Yarchagumba at around 7 am on Monday, had seen the incident site and informed the police. He had sent photos and video of the scene to the police.


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