Nepal Plane Crash 4 Indians missing on May 9' 2022
A Nepal Army helicopter has located the site where the small plane of a local airline with 22 people on board, including four Indians
“The cell phone of Captain Ghimire of the missing aircraft has been ringing and Nepal Army's helicopter has landed in the possible accident area after tracking the captain's phone from Nepal Telecom,” Thakur said.
There are four Indian nationals, two Germans, and 13 Nepali passengers besides a three-member Nepali crew, said Sudarshan Bartaula, a spokesperson at the airlines.
The Twin Otter 9N-AET plane belonging to Nepal's Tara Air took off at 10:15 am from Pokhara, and lost contact with the control tower 15 minutes later, according to an airline spokesperson.
The airline has issued the list of passengers, which identified four Indians as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, Dhanush Tripathi, Ritika Tripathi, and Vaibhawi Tripathi.
The weather condition at the Pokhara-Jomsom route is currently cloudy with rainfall, which was affecting the search operations, according to the airline's sources.
Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand had directed authorities to intensify the search operations for the missing aircraft. The aircraft was last tracked taking a turn toward the Dhaulagiri Peak, officials said.