The last body from the wreckage site of the Tara Air jet that crashed in Nepal’s hilly Mustang area on Sunday with 22 people on board, including four Indians, minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara, was found on Tuesday by the Nepal Army.
Authorities in Nepal started their hunt for the last body on Tuesday, a day after 21 remains were found from the wreckage of the Tara Air jet that crashed in the high Mustang province.
“The body of the last victim has been discovered. Arrangements are being made to transport the remaining 12 bodies from the crash site to Kathmandu “Brigadier General Narayan Silwal, the Nepal Army’s spokesperson, sent out a tweet.
According to a statement released by Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority on Monday night, rescuers had found 21 remains from the crash scene.
According to the officials, they have restarted their search for the last body.
The turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET jet went missing in Nepal’s hilly terrain on Sunday morning.
The Canadian-built jet was carrying four Indians, two Germans, and 13 Nepali passengers, as well as a three-member Nepali crew, on its way from Pokhara to Jomsom, a major tourist resort in central Nepal.
The CAAN reported on Monday that ten victims were transferred to Kathmandu and 11 bodies were taken to the base camp, where the rescue operation is being managed.