According to a media report, rescuers rescued 14 dead from the wreckage of a Tara Airlines plane that crashed in Nepal’s rugged Mustang province with 22 passengers on board, including four Indians.
After nearly 20 hours since the plane went missing, pieces of the wreckage of the passenger plane that crashed on Sunday morning were discovered at 14,500 feet in Sano Sware Bhir of Thasang in Mustang district in northwestern Nepal, according to the Nepal Army.
The plane accident site has been physically located by search and rescue crews. Brigadier General Narayan Silwal, Nepal Army Spokesperson, said on Twitter that the details would be followed.
He tweeted, “Crash site: Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang,” accompanied with a photo of what looks to be the plane’s wreckage. He stated Lt Mangal Shrestha, a police inspector, and a guide had already arrived at the scene.
The Nepali Army has physically located the Tara Airlines plane crash site, its Spokesperson Brigadier General Narayan Silwal said on Monday.https://t.co/B7hooVGhpf
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“Other rescue teams from several agencies are attempting to reach the spots using tiny helicopters.” Brig Gen. Silwal stated that “all feasible means of reaching the place is being considered.”
According to The Kathmandu Post newspaper, rescuers have removed 14 bodies from the crash scene and are searching the region for the remains of the others.
Ashok Kumar Tripathy, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathy), and their children Dhanush and Ritika were among the four Indians named on the airline’s passenger list. The family lived in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai.