At 9.55 a.m. today, a Tara Air’s 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft flying 22 people from Pokhara to Jomsom in Nepal lost contact with airport authorities, according to news reports. The passengers included four Indians and three Japanese nationals. “The plane was spotted over Jomsom, Mustang, before being diverted to Mt. Dhaulagiri, according to Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma.
Here’s all we know about the missing Nepal plane so far.
According to a Tara Air spokesperson, the Twin Otter 9N-AET plane, which took off at 10:15 a.m. from Pokhara, lost contact with the tower 15 minutes after taking off.
How many people are on board the plane?
The crew of Tara Air’s 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft
Captain Prabhakar Prasad Ghimire led the aircraft’s three-person crew.
At 10:15 a.m., the plane was expected to land at Jomsom Airport in the Western mountainous region.
According to aviation sources, the plane lost communication with the tower while flying above Ghorepani on the Pokhara-Jomsom route.
Is it possible that the Nepalese airliner that has gone missing has crashed?
An unsubstantiated report of a loud noise in Ghasa, Jomsom, according to a Jomsom Airport air traffic controller. According to DSP Ram Kumar Dani of Mustang, the aircraft is believed to have crashed in the Dhaulagiri area, according to My Republica newspaper.