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Nepal plane mishap: 18 killed

Posted on Feb 18 2014 | IBNS

Kathmandu, Feb 17 : All 18 passengers were found dead as the wreckage of the plane, which went missing on Sunday, was found on Monday, media reports said.

A Nepali Army helicopter located the wreckage in Nepal's Arghakhanchi district.

"The chopper had reached the site after being tipped off by a ground rescue team," Bimalesh Karna, Deputy Director at Tribhuvan International Airport's Rescue Coordination Centre told The Himalayan Times.

Ramkaji Rana Magar, Chief of the Chandannanth Battalion based in Myal Pokhari told the newspaper: "Bodies have been burnt beyond recognition."

The took off from Pokhara airport and reportedly disappeared after 15 minutes on Sunday.

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