Nepal search teams recover 20 bodies from plane crash site
The wreckage of a Tara Air-operated plane that vanished with 22 people on board was found Monday in the mountains of Nepal's Mustang district.
What they're saying: Authorities said 20 bodies had been recovered from the crash site and, while search and rescue operations continued, there were "no presumed survivors," the Washington Post reports.
Details: The plane, made by Canadian aircraft company de Havilland, was carrying 16 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans, per the BBC.
- It had departed the tourist town of Pokhara for Jomsom, a popular tourism and pilgrimage destination, when it disappeared in bad weather Sunday morning, authorities said.
The big picture: It was Nepal's 10th plane crash in as many years, with the Himalayan nation prone to sudden changes in weather and airstrips that are situated in rocky, hard-to-access terrain.
- In 2018, a US-Bangla Airlines flight carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and caught fire at Kathmandu's airport; 51 people died.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with the increased death toll, details of the plane's route and further context on plane crashes in Nepal.