Nepal Twin Otter plane crash

By on Dec 16, 2010 in World Comments
Photo credit: Noaanews.noaa.gov

KATMANDU, Nepal – A Canadian-built Twin Otter aircraft operated by domestic Tara Air, reportedly missing earlier, have crashed in the Eastern mountainous side of Nepal, according to international reports. The chartered plane was found on Thursday, December 16, 2010, one day after it was reported missing.

According to initial reports by the Rescue Coordination Committee at Katmandu airport, all 22 passengers did not survive the plane crash. The plane crash site was located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Katmandu.

Investigation on the cause of the crash is now under investigation. Initial reports by the Bhesh Bahadur Thapa police said that the wreckage of the plane was scattered over a 1,000-foot (300-meter) radius beside the mountain.

Bodies of victims were being brought by rescuers to Katmandu. Twenty one passengers including the three crew members are Nepali nationals. Another passenger is said to be a Tibetan with a US passport.



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