tara air: Last body found at Tara Air plane crash site: Nepal Army



KATHMANDU: The Nepalese army announced on Tuesday that it had recovered the last body from the wreckage site of the Tara Air plane which crashed in the mountainous Mustang district of Nepal on Sunday with 22 people on board, including four Indians , a few minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara.
Nepalese authorities resumed their search operation on Tuesday to recover the last body, a day after rescuers recovered 21 bodies from the wreckage site of the Tara Air plane that crashed in the mountainous district on Sunday. of Mustang.
“The last corpse has been found. We are arranging transport of the remaining 12 corpses from the crash site to Kathmandu,” tweeted Nepal Army spokesman Brigadier General Narayan Silwal.
As of Monday night, rescuers had recovered 21 bodies from the crash site, according to a statement released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
They resumed their search operation to recover the last body, officials said.
The Twin Otter 9N-AET turboprop plane went missing Sunday morning in the mountainous region of Nepal.
The Canadian-built aircraft, flying from Pokhara to the popular tourist town of Jomsom in central Nepal, was carrying four Indians, two Germans and 13 Nepalese passengers, in addition to a three-member Nepalese crew.
Ten bodies were brought to Kathmandu, while 11 bodies were taken to the base camp from where the rescue operation is being coordinated, CAAN said on Monday.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed their condolences for the deaths of crew members and passengers in the plane crash.
The government has formed a five-member commission of inquiry led by senior aeronautical engineer Ratish Chandra Lal Suman to find out the cause of the Tara Air plane crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed the plane crashed into the mountains after swerving to the right, instead of turning to the left due to bad weather, RCAS chief executive Pradeep Adhikari said on Monday. at a meeting of the Parliament’s International Committee.
On Monday, CAAN said in a statement that the plane crashed at Thasang-2 in Mustang district at an altitude of 14,500 feet.
Search and rescue teams from Nepal Army, Air Dynasty, Kailash Helicopter and Fishtail Air Helicopter and other rescuers have been deployed to the crash site.
The airline’s passenger list identified four Indians as Ashok Kumar Tripathy, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathy) and their children Dhanush and Ritika. The family was based in the city of Thane near Mumbai.
The photo posted on the social media site shows that the tail and one wing of the plane remained intact.
Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, including Everest, has a record for air crashes.
In 2016, all 23 people on board were killed when a plane from the same airline on the same route crashed after takeoff.
In March 2018, a US-Bangla Air crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport, killing 51 people on board.
A Sita Air flight crashed in September 2012 during an emergency landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, killing 19 people.
A plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed near Jomsom airport on May 14, 2012, killing 15 people.
Tara Air is the newest and largest air service provider in the Nepalese mountains, according to the airline’s website.
It started its activity in 2009 with the mission of contributing to rural development in Nepal.


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