A tiny airplane with 21 people on board and flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal on Wednesday has gone missing and feared to have crashed, officials said. National airline Tara Air said saving choppers were deployed to find the Twin Otter aircraft, which lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after it left the western town of Pokhara on Wednesday morning.
“A plane that took off from Pokhara for Jomsom this morning is out of contact,” Tara Air spokesman Bhim Raj Rai told AFP.”
There are 18 passengers, including two foreigners, and three crew members on board.”One passenger was afterwards verified to be from China and another a Kuwaiti national. All of the others were from Nepal and two were kids.