Preliminary investigation blames bad weather for Tara Air crash

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Kathmandu: A preliminary investigation into the Tara Air aircraft crash has pointed out bad weather as the reason for the crash.

Speaking at the International Relations Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Pradeep Adhikari said the aircraft crashed into the hill after it failed to navigate due to bad weather.

[Related: In pics: Search operation underway at Tara Air aircraft crash site]

Adhikari said that a probe committee will find detailed reasons for the crash.

A total of 22 people including three crew members are presumed dead after a twin-otter aircraft of Tara Air that flew to Jomsom from Pokhara crashed at Thasang-2 in Mustang district on Sunday.

Rescuers have so far recovered 16 dead bodies from the crash site.