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Airplane with 22 people on board missing in Nepal

Search operation launched to find small plane missing in Nepal's mountains

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A private airplane carrying 22 people has gone missing in Nepal, officials said on Sunday.
The 9N-AET twin Otter plane belonging to Tara Air took off from the city of Pokhara.
Fanindra Mani Pokharel, a senior Home Ministry official, told Anadolu Agency that a search and rescue operation has been launched.
"There were 19 passengers and three crew members on the plane," he said, adding that helicopters have been deployed to find it.
​​​​​​​Pokharel also said the aircraft lost contact on Sunday morning after it took off from the airport.
English Daily Kathmandu Post reported that a few Indian nationals were also on board the plane.

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