21 bodies have been retrieved from the incident site so far in the Tara air plane crash that took place in Mustang district of Nepal on Sunday at an elevation of about 14,500 feet.
The civil aviation authority of Nepal said that out of 22 people on board the Tara Air plane who were suspected dead, 21 bodies have been recovered from the crash site. The condition of a few bodies recovered from the site is so bad that they are completely unrecognizable. Only one body is still missing and the search operation is still on to find it.
The Tara Air’s 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft had crashed in Kowang village of the Mustang district hours after it went missing in the mountainous district after taking off from Pokhara city and bound for Jomsom on Sunday morning.
The aircraft that went missing around 9.55 am and later crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river under the landslide of Manapathi Himal had 22 people on board.
According to the Aviation Safety Network website, the aircraft was made by Canada’s de Havilland and made its first flight more than 40 years ago, AFP reported.
The ill-fated aircraft also had four Indians travelling in it. Vaibhavi Tripathi and her former husband along with their two children were also on board when the flight went missing. The former couple had been directed by a family court to go on a holiday every year after divorce.