Wednesday, February 24, in Nepal crashed passenger plane, on Board of which there were 23 people, according to TASS. Disaster survivors are not.
Aircraft DH-6 Twin Otter took off from Pokhara city, 200 km from the capital Kathmandu, the administrative center of Mustang district is Jomsom at 07:47 local time. According to the testimony of managers, after 10 minutes after takeoff, communication with him was lost.
Onboard the aircraft there were 20 passengers, including two children and two foreigners — a citizen of China and a citizen of Kuwait, as well as three crew members.
«Throughout the route of the aircraft there are no airstrips between endpoints, — told reporters the police chief of Mustang district , Harihar Yoga. — Believe that the plane crashed».
According to him, on the testimony of local residents identified the alleged crash site village Rups in the South of Nepal, on the border areas of Magadi and Mustang. «Locals informed us about the explosion and fire in the nearby jungle, he said. — Under the preliminary version, the plane could crash into the mountain in the morning mist».
Nominated on the search and rescue firefighters found the wreckage of the plane.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine checks the information on possible stay of Ukrainians on Board missing in Nepal plane. This was announced by first Secretary of the Department of consular service of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevgeniy Ignatov, UNIAN reports.
«While information is checked», — he told, answering a question about a possible stay of Ukrainian citizens on Board the plane.
Aviation of Nepal can boast a good safety record. In 2013 the European Union banned airlines based in Nepal, to carry out flights over the territory of all 28 EU countries. Since 1949, when Nepal landed the first plane there was a total of more than 70 aircraft accidents involving planes and helicopters, which killed more than 700 people.
In Nepal, the plane crashed, on Board of which there were 23 people 24.02.2016