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Rescuers have traced this monday 21 dead bodies of the 22 people on board Tara Air Company plane crashed this Sunday Official sources in western Nepal have informed Efe.
A spokesman for the authority told Efe news agency that ten bodies have been transferred to Kathmand by Nepalese emergency services, ten others are at the accident site and efforts are on to recover the dead body of another victim of the incident. NepalDeo Chandra Lal Karna.
At the same time, Karna told that the search is on for the body of another victim of the accident. Rescuers have found the bodies earlier this morning Trying to find the remains of the plane for more than twenty hours Due to bad weather and nightfall, which forced operations to stop, Sudarshan Barola, spokesperson for Yeti Airlines, the parent company of Tara Air, explained to Efe.
The crash site has been identified in Mustang District (North-West) at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters, and Batdaula specified that the plane crashed into the side of a mountain, scattering the bodies of passengers within a radius of about a hundred meters. Nepali Army spokesman Narayan Silwal shared a picture of the scene of the incident on Twitter in which parts of the torso could be seen in a mountainous area.
The Twin Otter 9N-AET aircraft belonging to Nepalese airline Tara Air was flying from the central city of Pokhara to Jomsom airport in Mustang district. According to the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, they took off from Pokhara at around 09:55 local time (04:10 GMT) and contact with the authorities was lost ten minutes later. It had thirteen Nepalese, four Indians, two Germans and three crew members.
Situated in the heart of the Himalayas, Jomsam Annapurna (8,091 m) or Mustang is a popular destination among foreign tourists as well as Hindu pilgrims visiting the region. The flight between Pokhara and Jomsom, about 200 km northwest of Kathmand, takes just twenty minutes, but is known for its technical difficulty.
The route has a long history of accidents, including in August 1998 when a Lumbini Airways Company plane crashed on takeoff from Jomsom, killing all 18 passengers. A similar crash at the Shangri-La Air Twin Otter in 2002 killed 18 others, while one of the worst occurred in February 2016 when all 23 of a Tara Air flight crashed between Jomsom and Pokhara. The passengers had died.
Nepal, with frequent air crashes, has repeatedly been the victim of international sanctions for lack of control. The European Union has vetoed the access of Nepalese airlines to its territory Since 2013. The most serious plane crash occurred in Nepal in recent years March 2018When a US-Bangladeshi Airlines plane from Dhaka with 67 passengers and four crew members crashed during landing at Kathmand International Airport, leaving half a hundred dead,
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