News Desk: A Tara Air's Twin Otter aircraft carrying 22 passengers including four Indians and three Japanese nationals flying from Pokhara to Jomsom in Nepal, lost contact with the airport authorities on Sunday morning, news agency ANI reported. The aircraft bearing call sign 9 NAET lost contact at 9:55am, it added. The remaining were Nepali citizens.
"The aircraft was seen over the sky of Jomsom in Mustang district and then had diverted to Mount Dhaulagiri after which it hadn't come into contact," chief district officer Netra Prasad Sharma told.
“The Nepal home ministry has deployed two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara for the search for the missing aircraft. The Nepal Army chopper is also being prepared to be deployed for the search operation,”
A Nepali Army Mi-17 helicopter has recently left for Lete, Mustang, which is the suspected crashed region of the missing Tara Air aircraft, said spokesperson of the Nepali Army Narayan Silwal.
As per the police officials, the aircraft has been suspected to have crashed in the "Titi" area of Lete in Mustang District.