Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:00 EET
23 Missing people: Wreckage of passenger plane was found in Nepal
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Nepal's rescuers found the wreckage of a small passenger plane in the western part of the country. However, there were no passengers.

The aircraft, which was operated by Tara Air, was flying from Pokhara to Jomsom. The contact with it was lost 10 minutes after it took off.

There were only 23 people on board – three crew members and twenty passengers, including one person from China and another one from Kuwait. Two of those passengers were children.

Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, noticed that the aircraft's wreckage was discovered near the village of Dana in Myagdi region.

''It's very small chance to find someone. This district has a bad luck '' – officials said.

Tara Air said earlier on its website that three helicopters and many rescuers were responsible for searching the missing small aircraft.

Nepal's army noticed that the main cause of the plane's crash could be the fog.

Pokhara and Jomsom are main resort cities situated 180 kilometers west of the capital Kathmandu. They are both one of the starting points for many visitors and tourists trekking in the Himalayas.

Nepal has had a bad reputation of aircrafts and helicopters since 1949. Facts show that there have been more than 70 different crashes, in which 700 people have been killed.

The European Union closed all Nepalese airlines and banned them from flying in this region.

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