Nepal missing passenger plane found


Kathmandu: A small plane with 23 people flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal which went missing on Wednesday has been found.

The plane was travelling from Pokhara to Jomsom and lost contact with the control tower shortly after taking off.

According to Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the plane’s wreckage was found near the village of Dana in Myagdi district.

The identities of the passengers have yet to be disclosed. Two of those on board were children.

For information, Pokhara is a resort town some 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu. Jomson, on the other hand, is a short distance further north, is the starting point for many people trekking in the Himalayas.(Inputs from agencies)