Tara Air aircraft crash: 10 dead bodies brought to Kathmandu

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Kathmandu: Mortal remains of 10 persons who died in the Tara Air plane crash in Thasang Rural Municipality-2 in Mustang district have been brought to Kathmandu on Monday evening.

Spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Teknath Sitaula said 21 dead bodies were recovered from the site and 10 of them were brought to Kathmandu in the first phase.

The dead bodies were brought by a MI 17 helicopter of the Nepal Army and have been sent to the hospitals for postmortem.

It is said that 11 other dead bodies are at the crash site and would be brought to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu on Tuesday once the weather improves.

Search for a traveler’s dead body is ongoing and the rescuers and search teams are yet to recover the body due to adverse weather there, the Search and Rescue Coordination Center at TIA said.

Meanwhile, Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale, who was at the Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, has expressed deep sorrow towards the humanitarian loss from the accident.
Ale said he was stunned by the huge humanitarian loss caused by the crash.

Minister Ale has expressed heartfelt tributes to the departed souls and deep sympathies to the bereaved families saying that the incident caused an irreparable loss to the nation.