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Home Minister's orders to intensify search for ‘missing’ Tara Air

2022 May 29, 13:19, Kathmandu

Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has instructed for leaving no stone unturned to find out the status of the Tara Air plane that had lost contact while it was en route to Jomsom from Pokhara late this morning

The Home Minister telephoned Kaski Chief District Officer (CDO) Jay Narayan Acharya, Gandaki Province Police Chief, Deputy Inspector General Diwesh Lohani and Mustang CDO Netra Prasad Sharma and directed them to intensify the search operations for the aircraft.

The plane that took off from Pokhara at 9: 55 am for Jomsom was in contact with the traffic controller and it was flying above Lete of Mustang when it had its last contact with the aviation system and team, said the Kaski CDO. According to the aviation technical force, the aircraft was last tracked taking a turn toward Mt Dhaulagiri.

Mustang CDO Sharma said that following the instruction from the Home Minister, security officials of five districts have been urged to stay alert.

It is said that 22 people: 13 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans and three crew members are on board Mt Dhaulagiri the plane.


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