All 23 individuals on load up a small plane were killed when it crashed with a forest in focal Nepal on Wednesday, the nation’s second air debacle in as many years.
The Twin Otter aeroplane operated by the private Tara Air was accounted for missing at 8.10 am, 20 minutes after it took off from Pokhara, 200 km northwest of the capital Kathmandu.
The plane, headed for Jomsom in Mustang region flanking China, crashed with a slope in Myagdi area.
The dead included a Chinese and a Kuwaiti national, two infants and three crew members.
Authorities launched an operation to bring the bodies from the crash site at Tirkhe Dhunga to Pokhara. It takes four hours to trek to the crash site from the nearest village.
“It appears the aircraft broke into several pieces and burst into flames immediately after the crash. All the bodies are burnt beyond recognition,” Bishwa Raj Khadka, police chief of Myagdi, told the media.