Kathmandu, May 30
The Tara Air aircraft, which went missing on Sunday morning, has been found by the Nepali Army on Monday morning.
The spokesperson of the Nepal Army, Brigadier General Narayan Silwal, sent out a tweet on Monday morning but did not give any information on the fate of the 22 people on board.
However, locals who are at the site with Nepal Army officials say that no one is alive. Hotelier and activist Indra Singh Sherchan tells Onlinekhabar that no one is alive.
“Their body isn’t burnt either but none of them is alive,” he said via phone. “We can recognise people but their bodies are everywhere.”
The aircraft that had taken off the Pokhara airport for Jomsom of the Mustang district. The Twin Otter aircraft was carrying 22 people, including 16 Nepalis and six foreigners and went missing. Rescue operations failed on Sunday due to bad weather and poor light.
The crashed aircraft’s wreckage was found at Sanosare below the Manapathi Mountain. The Tara Air aircraft wreckage was found by a group of nine people who were in the mountainous region to pick up yarsagumba.