Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane missing since Sunday in Nepal’s mountains was located Monday, Nepal army official said. There was no word on survivors.

The army posted on Twitter an aerial photo of the wreckage site with parts of the aircraft scattered around the mountainside.

There was no word on any survivors, and no other details were given.

The Tara Air plane was on a 20-minute scheduled flight Sunday from the resort town of Pokhara, 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Kathmandu, to the mountain town of Jomsom. The turboprop Twin Otter aircraft lost contact with the airport tower close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.

Weather and darkness had halted the search overnight, but an army helicopter and private choppers resumed the search on Monday morning.

Army troops and rescue teams had headed to the possible site of the crash, believed to be around Lete, a village in Mustang district.

The foreigners on the plane included four Indians and two Germans.

source: yahoo.com