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Government asks locals to help with search, rescue effort for missing aircraft
Aircraft of Tara Air. (File Photo for Representation)
KATHMANDU: The government has urged local people to help with search and rescue efforts for the missing aircraft of Tara Air in Mustang.
The Tribhuvan International Airport office has asked people to call at landline number, 01-4113000 for any information about the missing aircraft.
A search for the airplane on ground and by air is underway, it has stated.
A helicopter has been mobilised for searching for an airplane of the Tara Air that has been missing after it took off for Jomsom from Pokhara airport at 9.55 am today.
Similarly, a ground search has also been initiated at the probable site. There are 19 passengers and three members of the crew on board the missing aircraft.
The search for the plane has been intensified and no information has been received regarding its condition so far, said Netra Prasad Sharma, the Chief District Officer of Mustang.
A helicopter of the Fishtail Air has been mobilized and a ground search has also been started, said Devendra Raj Pandey, the Administrative Officer in Mustang.
According to him, the search has been focused in Ghansa, Lete, Kobang and surrounding areas.
Bad weather hampering search
Meanwhile, a report from Baglung says that the Fishtail Air helicopter mobilised for searching for the missing plane has returned to Jomsom due to bad weather.
Mustang District’s chief district officer Netra Prasad Sharma said the chopper would be mobilized for the search again once the weather improves.
“The helicopter sent for the search has returned due to bad weather. A Nepali Army helicopter is also coming from Kathmandu for the search. We are ready for the search by all means possible,” he said.
CDO Sharma added that the plane is still out of contact. It is surmised that the plane lost contact from Tukuche and Dhawalagiri and surrounding area.