The black box of the Tara Air jet that crashed in Nepal’s high Mustang area on Sunday, killing 22 persons on board, including four Indians, was recovered on Tuesday by a team of experienced international and national mountain guides.
Mustang’s Chief District Officer, Netra Prasad Sharma, claimed that rescuers discovered the last body from the plane’s debris site on Tuesday.
The bodies of ten individuals were sent to Kathmandu on Monday, according to Chief District Officer Sharma, while the remainder of the bodies were shifted to Kobang from the crash site and are currently being airlifted to Kathmandu.
According to The Himalayan Times, the black box of the turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET plane was recovered from the crash site by a team of experienced international and national mountain guides.
The black box is on its way to Kathmandu.
On Monday morning, 19 hours after it went missing due to poor weather, the Tara Air plane was discovered in a crashed state.
The search and recovery mission were delayed due to the distant location and severe weather conditions. The plane was discovered strewn at an altitude of 4,200 meters, a four-hour climb upward from Thasang Village Municipality’s center.
On Monday, the Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, Sherpas, and locals arrived at the crash site to retrieve the bodies of those who died in the tragedy.
Officials have now confirmed that all 22 people involved in the disaster, including four Indian nationals and three crew members, were deceased.
The four Indians are Ashok Kumar Tripathy, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathy), and their children Dhanush and Ritika, according to Tara Airlines. The family lived in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai.