Nepalese plane carrying 19 passengers, including 4 Indians, cut off contact with ground support ProIQRA News

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The missing Nepalese plane was carrying 4 Indians and 3 Japanese nationals. (Photo for exhibition)

The twin-engine plane – Tara Air’s 9 NAET – flew from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9:55 a.m. Sunday and lost contact.

Airport officials have confirmed that a Nepali plane carrying 19 passengers, including four Indians, lost contact with the ground on Sunday morning.

The twin-engine plane – Tara Air’s 9 NAET – flew from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9:55 a.m. Sunday and lost contact.

The missing plane had four Indians and three Japanese nationals on board. According to an ANI report, the remaining passengers were Nepalese nationals and had three crew members on board.

The chief district officer alleged that the plane was spotted in the skies of Jomsom in Mustang district and then diverted to Mount Dholagiri after which it did not make contact.

Meanwhile, the Nepalese Interior Ministry has deployed two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara to search for the missing plane.

“Nepal Army helicopters are also being prepared for deployment,” said Home Ministry spokesman Phadindra Mani Pokhral.

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