Nepal Tara Air plane crash highlights: Rescue mission called off for today

  • Nepal Tara Air plane missing highlights: Reports indicated possible bad weather in the region, which has been experiencing rainfall over the past few days but flights have been operating normally, AP said. Planes on that route fly between mountains before landing in a valley.
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Updated on May 30, 2022 03:32 AM IST
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Nepal Tara Air plane missing highlights: A plane registered to Nepal's Tara Air, which went missing earlier today during a routine 15-minute flight, reportedly crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river under the landslide of Manapathi Himal in Mustang district. It took off from the resort town of Pokhara to the mountain town of Jomsom, and was carrying 22 people, including four Indians from a Mumbai family and six foreign nationals. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane minutes before it was scheduled to land in Jomsom, multiple media reports have indicated. 

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  • May 29, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    'All helicopters called back'

    After search operation being called off for today, all the helicopters deployed for search and rescue have been called back to bases: Premnath Thakur, General Manager, Tribhuvan International Airport

  • May 29, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    Search operation called off for today

    Search and rescue op for missing Nepal plane called off for day due to snowfall, says ANI citing airport official.

  • May 29, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Villagers saw an aircraft on fire, says Nepal Television

    Villagers saw an aircraft on fire at the source of the Lyanku Khola River at the foot of the Himalayan mountain Manapathi, in a district bordering Tibet, reports Reuters citing state-owned Nepal Television.

  • May 29, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Nepal Army chopper lands at suspected crash site: Report

    A Nepal Army helicopter carrying 10 soldiers and two employees of the civil aviation authority lands on the bank of a river near the Narshang Monastery, the possible site of the crash, reports My Republica newspaper.

  • May 29, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    Plane crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river: Nepal Army

    According to the information given by the locals to the Nepal Army, the Tara Air plane crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river under the landslide of Manapathi Himal. Nepal Army is moving towards the site from the ground and air route: Narayan Silwal, Army spokesperson

  • May 29, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    'Aircraft found, status unclear'

    “Aircraft found at Kowang of Mustang. However, the status of the aircraft is yet to be ascertained,” news agency ANI quotes director of Tribhuvan International Airport as saying. Read more

  • May 29, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    Identity of Indian passengers

    The airline identified the four Indian passengers as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, Dhanush Tripathi, Ritika Tripathi, and Vaibhawi Tripathi. Read more

  • May 29, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Nepalis, Indians and Germans were on board plane

    As many as 16 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans were on board the aircraft. The total 22 people who were on board include three crew members; among the occupants, seven were women.

  • May 29, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Nepali Army begins search operations for missing Tara Air plane: Report

    After a twin-engine aircraft carrying 22 people including 3 crew members went missing in the mountainous district of Mustang on Sunday morning, a Nepali Army Mi-17 helicopter has left for Lete, the suspected crashed region. Read more

  • May 29, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Nepal plane missing: Tara Air plane crashed on same route in 2016| What we know

    In 2016, a Tara Air plane was traveling from Pokhara to Jomsom in Nepal when it lost contact. The small passenger plane - a Twin Otter aircraft - crashed shortly afterwards, killing all 23 people on board. On Sunday morning, another Tara Air flight - which had 22 people aboard, including four Indians - went missing. Read more

  • May 29, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    India on 4 aboard missing Nepal plane: Search ops on, in touch with families

    Shortly after a plane went missing in Nepal on Sunday, the Indian embassy in the neighbouring country said the search and rescue operations were on, adding that the officials were in touch with families of four people who were aboard the aircraft. 

    “Tara Air flight 9NAET that took off from Pokhara at 9.55 AM today with 22 people onboard, including 4 Indians, has gone missing. Search and rescue operation is on. The embassy is in touch with their family. Our emergency hotline number :+977-9851107021 (sic),” the embassy said in a tweet. Read more

  • May 29, 2022 02:05 PM IST

    4 Indians from Mumbai among 22 people on board missing plane in Nepal's mountains

    Four members of a family from Mumbai are among 22 people on board a small plane of a local airlines that went missing Sunday in the mountainous region of the Himalayan nation minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.

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