Nepal plane crash kills all 23 aboard

nepal-plane-crash A Twin Otter aircraft belonging to Tara Air is pictured at Tenzing Hillary Airport, in Solukhumbu district, Nepal. A similar aircraft had crashed, killing 23 people | Reuters

The Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that all 23 people, including three crew members and two children, who were on board on the ill-fated Tara Twin-Otter plane, has been killed in the crash in Rupse of Myagdi district in western Nepal on Wednesday.

The aircraft, operated by Tara Air was travelling from Pokhara to the trekking region of Jomsom,reports The Himalayan Times.

No sooner after taking off it lost contact with the control tower shortly, an airport official said.

Pokhara is a resort town some 200 kilometres west of the capital Kathmandu. Jomsom, further north, is the starting point for many people trekking in the Himalayas. There are no landing strips between the two locations.

In 2013, the European Union banned all Nepalese airlines from flying there.

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