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Tara Air's 23 passenger plane disappears during flight over Himalayas in Nepal


Kathmandu : A Tara Air passenger plane carrying at least 21 people on board, including two foreign tourists, has gone missing during a domestic flight over the Himalayas in Nepal, officials say. A Tara Air passenger plane carrying 23 people, has gone missing during a domestic flight over the Himalayas in Nepal, officials say. Official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight Wednesday, but lost contact after takeoff. He said there were no landing strips between the two airports the plane was flying between. The plane had taken off from Pokhara, a resort town west of Kathmandu, and was heading north to Jomsom, which is the starting point for trekkers going into mountainous areas. The Twin Otter aircraft was operated by Tara airlines in Nepal.
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