Kathmandu: A military plane on a rescue
mission crashed in a remote mountainous region in western
Nepal, with all the six people on board feared dead.
The British Norman-Islander plane went missing after
losing contact with control tower yesterday along the border
with India and army said they did not expect any survivors
after four bodies were recovered.
The remains of the plane were found scattered in a dense
forest in remote Bowang village of Baglung district, 300 km
west of Kathmandu, Nepal Army spokesperson Ramindra Chhetri
He said four bodies had so far been recovered from the
crash site in a difficult terrain after rescuers reached the
spot early this morning.
Further search is being carried out, the spokesperson
The plane with six Nepalese nationals on board was
returning to the capital, Kathmandu, carrying a patient, his
relative and a nurse.
The reason for the crash is not yet known. The army
spokesperson said dense fog, snow and extreme cold was
hampering the rescue efforts.
Bad light prevented Army helicopters from landing at the
"The wreckage of the aircraft was scattered as far as 100
meters away," he said.
The army lost contact with the plane at 7:05 pm local
time after it had taken off from Nepalgunj in southwestern
Nepal and was seen nose-diving in the Dhorpatan hunting