Officials say a Nepalese passenger plane carrying 22 people, including four Indians, went missing in the Himalayan country’s mountains on Sunday morning.
The Kathmandu Post newspaper quoted a Tara Air official as stating that the plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to the mountain village of Jomsom, lost touch with the airport tower shortly after take-off at 9.55 a.m.
According to the Post, there was an unverified report of a loud noise near the Ghasa district of Jomsom, according to an air traffic controller at Jomsom Airport.
According to a Jomsom Airport air traffic controller, a helicopter has been despatched to the region where the plane made its last touch.
The most recent encounter was made in the Lete Pass area.
According to media accounts, the jet was also carrying 13 Nepalis, two Germans, and three crew members.
Heavy rains have been reported in the area in recent days, but planes have continued to operate smoothly.