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Pilot’s Phone Helped Track Down Nepal Plane That Crashed With 22 On Board

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A plane with 22 people (4 of whom are Indians) crashed in Nepal today. (representative)

New Delhi:

According to local media reports citing airport officials, the plane carrying 22 people (four of whom were Indians) who crashed in Nepal today was tracked using the GPS position of the pilot’s phone.

The plane was being flown by Captain Prabhakar Ghimire.

“The Nepalese army helicopter crashed after Captain Guimire’s cell phone rang and chased the captain’s phone from Nepalese Telecom,” said Prem Nas Takul, general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We landed in a potential area. ” According to the MyRepublica news portal in Nepal.

The plane went missing in the mountains this morning shortly after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara for Jomsom, officials said.

The Twin Otter 9N-AET aircraft belonging to Tara Air in Nepal lost contact with the Tower 15 minutes after takeoff, an airline spokesman said.

The passengers consist of four Indians, two Germans, 13 Nepalese passengers, and three Nepalese crew members, said airline spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula. The four Indians have been identified as Ashok Kumar Tripathi, Dhanush Tripathi, Ritika Tripathi, and Vaibhawi Tripathi.

“Today at 9:55 am, we took off from Pokhara and the 9NAET flight of Tara Air, which had 22 people including four Indians on board, went missing. Search and rescue operations have started. The embassy has started. Is in contact with his family. Emergency hotline number: +977 -9851107021 “tweeted the Indian Embassy in Nepal.

The aircraft lost contact with the tower above Gorepani on the Pokhara-Jomsom route, aviation sources said.

A Nepalese Army helicopter carrying 10 soldiers and two Civil Aviation Bureau employees landed on the banks of a river near the potentially crashed Narshan Monastery, Mr. Takur reportedly said by MyRepublica. .. “We also sent Army and police on foot to search,” he added.

Chiranjibi Rana, Chief District Officer of Myagdi, told The Kathmandu Post that bad weather was hindering rescue operations. “A team of police have been mobilized to the scene. There are no human settlements in the area where the locals last discovered the plane. As soon as the weather improves, the helicopter will begin aerial operations,” Lana said. Said.

A helicopter that flew from Pokhara in search of a missing aircraft earlier in the day returned unsuccessfully due to bad weather. Interior Minister Bal Krishna Khand has instructed authorities to step up their search efforts.

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