Small plane with 21 people on board goes missing in Nepal

February 24, 2016 09:36 am | Updated September 02, 2016 05:22 pm IST - KATHMANDU

A small plane with 21 people on board, flying over mountainous terrain in Nepal on Wednesday went missing and is feared to have crashed, officials said.

Airport official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight, but lost contact after takeoff. He said there were no landing strips between the two airports the plane was flying between and it is believed to have crashed.

The plane had taken off from Pokhara, a resort town 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Kathmandu, and was heading north to Jomsom.

The Twin Otter aircraft was operated by domestic Tara Airlines.

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