Tara Air aircraft crash: 10 more bodies brought to Kobang

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Myagdi: Ten more dead bodies of Tara Air aircraft crash victims have been brought to Kobang from Sanosare of Thasang Rural Municipality-2 of Mustang district on Tuesday morning.

The dead bodies collected at the base of Manapathi peak were ferried by a helicopter belonging to Kailash Air. Deputy Superintendent of Police in Mustang, Ram Kumar Dani, shared efforts were on to retrieve a body hanging on a cliff and search for another one gone missing.

“Ten bodies of the dead ones were taken to Kathmandu by Nepal Army helicopter on Monday. These collected ones would also be sent to Kathmandu today itself,” he informed.

The dead bodies of the passengers and their belongings were strewn on a cliff at the height of 4,200 meters. It was challenging for the rescuers to negotiate the difficult geography which met further hostility with fog, rain, and snow on Sunday.

It takes four hours to trek to reach the accident site from Kobang, the center of Thasang Rural Municipality.

Some 100 Nepal Army persons and Armed Police, Nepal Police, and locals had reached the accident site for the rescue. However, a group of 14 trained NA and Police persons stayed at Sanosera in a tent.

A local who visited the accident site, Indra Singh Sherchan, said it seemed that the plane hit the mountain and got asunder. The wreckage was found in the gorge and dead bodies scattered in the hills, he added.

Meanwhile, the black box of the aircraft has been recovered.