Nepal Army spots crash site of a plane carrying 22 people 14 bodies recovered

30 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

According to a source, 14 bodies have been recovered from the Nepal jet crash site. On board the ill-fated plane were 22 passengers, including four Indians.

On Monday morning, the Nepal Army discovered the crash site of a plane carrying 22 people, four of them were Indian nationals. “The plane accident site has been physically located by search and rescue personnel. On Monday morning, the Nepal Army stated, “Details will be followed.” It also included images from the jet crash site at Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang.

The Army put off the search and rescue mission on Sunday due to terrible weather, and it resumed early Monday morning. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the plane was carrying 19 passengers — four Indians, thirteen Nepalis, and two Germans — and three crew members on its way from Pokhara to Jomsom.

To recover the bodies, a squad of 15 Nepali Army personnel has been lowered near the crash scene. The crash site is around 14,500 feet above sea level, whereas the team was dropped at 11,000 metres: Army spokesman in Nepal
Officials on the scene of the plane crash have recovered 14 dead so far. They claimed the dead would be flown to Kathmandu for a postmortem.

“Deeply concerned to know that four persons from Odisha were onboard in the ill-fated TaraAirlines flight. Praying for safety of passengers, as search operation continues to locate survivors in Mustang district of Nepal,” wrote Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.