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Tara Air plane crash: All 22 bodies recovered


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2022 May 31, 10:51, Kathmandu

The bodies of 22 people who lost their lives in the Tara Air plane crash in Thasang Rural Municipality-2 in Mustang district on Sunday have been found.

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.

Chief District Officer of Mustang, Netra Prasad Sharma informed that the bodies of all the passengers were found. According to him, the bodies of 10 people have been sent to Kathmandu on Monday while the rest have been shifted to Kowang.

The rescue personnel along with the body and important items found at the accident site have been brought to Kowang, said Sharma.

Preparations have been made to send the bodies of 12 people brought g to Kathmandu by a Nepal Army helicopter.

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.

It takes four hours' trek to reach the accident site from Kowang, centre of Thasang Rural Municipality. Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, Sherpas and locals reached the spot and collected and rescued the.

Bishal 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 a photos and video of the site to the police.

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