by B. N. Sullivan
According to press reports, radio contact with air traffic control was lost shortly after the aircraft took off from Lamidanda. A rescue helicopter crew reportedly discovered what is believed to be the wreckage of the Twin Otter on a forested hillside in eastern Nepal. The AFP news service quoted a local official who said, "The aircraft smashed into pieces on impact and there are unlikely to be any survivors."
Tara Air is a subsidiary of Yeti Air.