Plane crashes into mountainside, killing at least 21 people

Plane crashes into Nepal mountainside, killing at least 21 people

May 30, 2022 by World - CBSNews.com

Key Facts

  • World May 30, 2022 / 2:41 PM / AP Rescuers searching a mountainside in Nepal on Monday recovered the bodies of 21 of the 22 people who were onboard a plane that crashed a day earlier, officials said.
  • The Tara Air turboprop Twin Otter lost contact with the airport tower on Sunday while flying on a scheduled 20-minute flight in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.
  • The army said the plane crashed in Sanosware in Mustang district close to the mountain town of Jomsom, where it was heading after taking off from the resort town of Pokhara, 125 miles west of Kathmandu.
  • The Setopati news website quoted a villager, Bishal Magar, as saying that they heard about the missing plane on Sunday but were only able to reach the site on Monday morning after following the smell of fuel.

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