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Plane with 18 passengers goes missing in Nepal

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Kathmandu: Around 21 people onboard of an aircraft went missing in Nepal on Wednesday.

As per sources, the search operation for the Twin Otter aircraft, flying to Jomsom town from Pokhara city of Nepal has begun.

“An army helicopter and a helicopter of Dynasty Air have already been sent for the search operation,” said Bhim Raj Rai, Media Officer at Tara Airlines.

Sources stated that the plan lost contact within a few minutes after taking off from the airport at 7:47 am.

Along with the three crew members on the flight, there were 18 passengers. two were foreigners whose nationalities are yet to be known.

“Weather of both Pokhara and Jomsom is fine today (Wednesday). So we have no clue about what went wrong,” said Rai.

The aircraft was added to the fleet last September.

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