All 23 onboard Tara Air dead, 17 bodies recovered

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 24, 2016-

All 23 people on board the ill-fated Tara Air twin otter that crashed in Myagdi district on Wednesday morning were killed, Tara Air said.

Security personnel involved in the rescue operation have retrieved seventeen bodies from the crash site at Tirkhedhunga of Dana VDC, DSP of Myagdi Bishwa Khadka said.  

The Viking 9N-AHH Twin Otter with 20 passengers and three crew members on board vanished early in the morning en-route to Jomsom from Pokhara, Kaski district.

The plane took off from Pokhara Airport at 7:50 am and lost control with Pokhara Air Traffic Control after 10 minutes of take off when it reached the airspace of Ghorepani, Myagdi.

Captain Roshan Manandhar, during his final conversation with Pokhara Air Traffic Control, mentioned that the flight was normal, said Jasoda Subedi, Chief air traffic controller at Pokhara Airport.



Roshan Manandhar, captain 

Dikesh Nemkul, co-pilot 

Roma Raut, air hostess 


Rebati Baral 

Muktinath Bastola 

Krishna Lal Bhattachan 

Devi Jang Gurung

Fhenjock Gurung 

Laxmi Hirachan 

Moti Bahadur KC 

Bal Krishna Niure 

Kancha Pariyar 

Raj Kumar Tamang 

Binita Bhattachan

Dil Kumari Gauchan

Pabitra KC

Lepsang Lama 

Dolma Tshiring Sherpa

Kamala Thakali

Mak Siu Ying (Chinese national)

Ralrashed Ahamad (Kuwati national)

Source: Tara Airlines


Published: 24-02-2016 17:15

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