Missing Nepal plane crashes, all aboard dead: Minister

Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) A Nepal airlines plane with 23 people — 20 passengers and three crew members — that went missing on Wednesday morning has crashed and all people on board have been killed, said Civil Aviation Minister Ananda Prasad Pokharel.

The minister quoted Nepal Army officials at the crash site in Myagdi district as confirming the crash.

“The plane has crashed and all its occupants have been killed,” the minister said.

The Tara Air Viking 9N-AHH Twin Otter took off from Pokhara at 7.47 a.m., deputy director of Pokhara airport Yogendra Kumar told IANS. It was headed to Jomsom town in Mustang district.

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