Kathmandu: A preliminary investigation into the Tara Air aircraft crash has pointed to bad weather as the reason for the crash, even as 21 bodies were extricated from the wreckage strewn on the hillside. The Nepal government has ordered a probe into the crash that has claimed the lives of 22 persons, including four Indians.
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.
Adhikari said that a probe committee will find the detailed reasons for the crash.
The government has formed a five-member probe commission to investigate into the Tara Air aircraft crash in western Nepal that claimed the lives of 22 people.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Monday said it has formed the commission led by senior Aeronautical Engineer Ratish Chandra Lal Suman.
According to a statement issued by the ministry, the commission has been mandated to find out the reason for the crash and recommend measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
Twenty-one bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Tara Air Twin Otter plane.
The aircraft was found at Sanosware in Thasang-2 of Mustang Monday morning.
Chief District Officer of Mustang Netra Prasad Sharma informed Setopati that the bodies of 21 people have been recovered while search is on for one body.
The bodies have not been identified yet.
The administration is preparing to bring the bodies to Pokhara or Kathmandu.
The plane flown by Captain Prabhakar Ghimire was carrying 22 persons including three crew members and 19 passengers. The passengers included 13 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans.
It was flying at an altitude of 12,825 feet when it lost contact at 10:07 in the morning, according to Flightradar data.