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Airplane with 22 people on board missing in Nepal

WorldAirplane with 22 people on board missing in Nepal

New Delhi (The Times Groupe)- Authorities in Nepal said Sunday that a private plane carrying 22 people has gone missing.

Tara Air’s 9N-AET twin Otter took off from Pokhara.

The Times Groupe reports that a search and rescue operation has been launched, according to home ministry official Fanindra Mani Pokharel.

“There were 19 passengers and three crew members on the plane,” he said, adding that helicopters have been dispatched to find it.

Pokharel said the aircraft lost contact on Sunday morning after taking off from the airport.

The English Daily Kathmandu Post reported that some Indian nationals were also on board.

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