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The rescue teams have already discovered the possible crash site of a passenger plane with 22 people aboard that is feared to have crashed Sunday in cloudy weather in Nepal’s mountains.

The rescue teams made up of army troops and rescue teams were headed to the possible site of the crash, believed to be around Lete, a village in Mustang district, Narayan Silwal.

Earlier, a turboprop Twin Otter aircraft from Tarea Air Plane, which was on a 20-minute scheduled flight to the mountain town of Jomsom, lost contact with the airport tower after taking off from the resort town of Pokhara, 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Kathmandu.

The plane reportedly lost contact close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.

Sources said six foreigners were on board the plane, including four Indians and two Germans.

Sudarshan Bartaula, the spokesman for Tara Air, said the plane carried 19 passengers and three crew.

 

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