According to the reports, at least 14 bodies have been pulled out from the crash site at 14,500ft in Sano Sware Bhir of Thasang.
New Delhi: A day after reports of missing of a Nepalese plane, authorities have suspected death of all passengers on board. According to the reports, rescue teams have been taking all the bodies from wreckage as they had located the crash site hours after the plane went missing on Sunday. According to the reports, at least 14 bodies have been pulled out from the crash site at 14,500ft in Sano Sware Bhir of Thasang.
Early morning, NA spokesperson in a series of tweets said, “Search and rescue troops have physically located the plane crash site. Details will be followed. Lt Mangal Shrestha, police inspector and a Guide have already reached the site. Other rescue team members from different agencies are trying to reach the sites using small HCs. Every possible means to reach the site is being considered. Further detail information of rescue efforts can be obtained from Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) at Kathmandu Airport. Contact number- 01-4113000.”
Missing Nepalese plane carrying 22 passengers, including four Indian nationals, which had lost contact with the ground control in the morning, was found at Kowang in Mustang district on Sunday.
Nepal Army helicopter carrying 10 soldiers and two employees of the civil aviation authority had located the site where the small plane of a local airline has possibly crashed. The army helicopter har reportedly landed at the bank of a river near the Narshang Monastery, the possible site of the crash.
The missing plane was reportedly located as telecom department tracked down the cellphone of the airplane’s Captain Prabhakar Ghimire through the Global Positioning System (GPS) network.
“The cell phone has been ringing and Nepal Army’s helicopter has landed in the possible accident area after tracking the captain’s phone from Nepal Telecom. Personnel from Nepal Army and Nepal Police were rushed thereafter to locate the site,” an official had said.
On Sunday morning, Nepalese plane carrying 22 passengers, including four Indian nationals, had lost contact with the ground control, authorities said. The aircraft, a Tara Air’s 9 NAET twin-engine plane, was flying from Pokhra to Jomsom and lost contact around 9:50 am.
The aircraft was also ferrying Japanese passengers. “The aircraft was seen over the sky of Jomsom in Mustang district and then had diverted to Mount Dhaulagiri after which it hadn’t come into contact,” chief district officer Netra Prasad Sharma told the media.
“There are four Indian nationals, two Germans and 13 Nepali passengers besides a three member Nepali crew,” another official had said.