Indian Embassy in Kathmandu Hotline Number For Families of Missing Passengers

29 May, 2022 15:44 IST|Sakshi Post

The Indian embassy in Nepal has issued an emergency hotline number following a Tara Air flight 9NAET airplane carrying 22 people including four Indians, which went missing on Sunday morning after it took off.The embassy stated that it was in touch with the family members.

The four Indians are from Mumbai and are from the same family. They have been identified as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, Dhanush Tripathi, Rithika Tripathi, and Vaibhav Tripathi.

The Tara Air flight 9NAET, which took off from Pokhara at 9.55 this morning went out of contact with the ATC just 15 minutes after takeoff  after reaching the Lete area of Mustang. The 9N-AET Twin Otter plane was carrying four Indians, two Germans, and 13 Nepalis along with three crew members. Search operations are currently underway by the Nepal administration. The flight was scheduled to land at 10:15 a.m. at Jomsom Airport.As per the airline sources, the search operation on the Pokhara-Jomsom route was hampered by a cloudy climate.

Two helicopters that left Pokhara in search of the missing airplane returned unsuccessfully due to unfavorable climate conditions. The aircraft was seen over the sky of Jomsom in Mustang and then had diverted to Mt. Dhaulagiri after which it hadn't come into contact," Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma quoted.

“According to the information given by the locals to the Nepal Army, the Tara Air plane crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river under the landslide of Manapathi Himal. Nepal Army is moving towards the site from the ground and air route,” Nepal Army spokesperson Narayan Silwal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Also Read: Nepal Plane With 22 Passengers, Including 4 Indians Loses Contact With ATC: Report

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