It’s plane to see, Nepal is the world’s riskiest place for flying
A plane carrying 22 people crashed in the Himalayan mountains on Sunday, the 10th fatal crash in as many years
Flying is notoriously risky in Nepal, the picturesque Himalayan nation that’s a favourite with adventurous tourists and mountaineers. On Sunday, the country suffered its 10th deadly plane crash in as many years.
A 43-year-old twin-engined aircraft operated by Tara Air and carrying 22 people lost contact after taking off from Pokhara — a lakeside tourist mecca nestled below the Annapurna mountain range — for a short flight to the trekking base of Jomsom. The wreckage of the plane was found on Monday on a mountainside and 14 bodies have been recovered, according to Nepalese authorities.
A search involving about 60 rescuers is ongoing in bad weather and difficult terrain, Deo Chandra Lal Karn, a spokesperson for the civil aviation ministry, said. The plane was carrying 13 Nepali passengers, four Indians, two Germans and three crew...