A plane with 22 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday. All the passengers were found dead in the wreckage on the side of a mountain.
The wreckage of the plane was found Monday in the Himalayas after the plane went missing on Sunday. 21 bodies were found on Monday, and now the last one has been found.
A private airliner, Tara Air, flew between the tourist city of Pokhara and Jamsum, 70 km to the north. On board were four Indians, two Germans and sixteen Nepalese, including three crew members. The journey usually takes only about twenty minutes. Five minutes before landing, the control tower in Pokhara lost contact with the aircraft. It crashed in the Sanossuer area of the rural community of Thasang in the Mustang District.
The aircraft that crashed was a Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. It has been used since 1979.
More plane crashes occur than average in Nepal. Variable weather, airstrips in mountainous areas and the large number of tourist trips play an important role in this.
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