A Nepal Airlines Twin Otter with 15 passengers on board and 3 crew members, flying through bad weather, disappeared in the mountains of Nepal on Sunday.
The aircraft departed Sunday at 13:30 Airport Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city and popular resort , but contact was lost about 15 minutes later, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Another official said the villagers District Argakhachi saw a plane crashing into the surrounding mountains. Poor weather has so far disrupted rescue operations.
The Twin Otter with 14 passengers and 3 crew members, was going to Jumla, about 350 km west of the capital Kathmandu. There could be a passenger of Danish nationality onboard, the others of Nepali nationalities. The forecast is snow and fog, hampering visibility throughout this mountainous region.