Small plane with 23 people on board crashes in Nepal

Kathmandu: A small plane with 23 people on board that went missing while flying in a mountainous area of Nepal crashed in Myagdi district’s Dhana village.

Small plane with 23 people on board crashes in Nepal

All aboard the N9-AHH aircraft, including two foreigners, were killed in the incident.

Its burnt-out wreckage was found in the western district of Myagdi and bodies could be seen scattered around it.

Official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight Wednesday, but lost contact after takeoff. He said there were no landing strips between the two airports the plane was flying between.

The plane had taken off from Pokhara, a resort town west of Kathmandu, and was heading north to Jomsom, which is the starting point for trekkers going into mountainous areas.

The Twin Otter aircraft was operated by Tara airlines in Nepal.

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