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Nepal plane missing with 22 people on board

| Updated: May 29, 2022 18:40:39


A photograb from flightradar24.com shows the position of the aircraft where it had made the last contact.  Image from flightradar24.com via The Kathmandu Post A photograb from flightradar24.com shows the position of the aircraft where it had made the last contact. Image from flightradar24.com via The Kathmandu Post

A plane operated by a private airline in Nepal went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board, airline and government officials told Reuters, Reuters reports.

The small plane was flying from the tourist town of Pokhara, some 200 km northwest of the capital, Kathmandu, to Jomsom, about 80 km to the northwest, they said. It is operated by Tara Air which mainly flies Canadian-built Twin Otter planes.

An airline official said the plane was carrying four Indians and two other foreigners, though their nationality was not known.

Nepal, home to the world's highest mountain, does have a record of accidents on its extensive domestic air network, with changeable weather and airstrips in difficult mountain locations.

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