Rescuers located the wreckage of the plane that vanished in Nepal on Monday. The 22 passengers, which included two Germans, were not identified by authorities.
"A rescue team found the plane's wreckage and shared a photograph. Narayan Silwal, a spokesperson for the Nepal Army said that other teams were going to the area to gather more information. On Twitter, Mr Silwal shared a photo showing plane wreckage scattered across a mountainside. On what appears to be a piece fender, you can clearly see the registration number 9N–AET.
After being suspended at nightfall on Sunday, search operations were resumed Monday morning.
Mr Silwal stated that the crash site was located in Sanosware, Thasang, Mustang region.
Dev Raj Subedi was the spokesperson for Pokhara airport. He had told him that the Twin Otter, a twin-engine aircraft, had taken off from Pokhara (central western Nepal), before losing radio contact. Jomsom is 200km west of Kathmandu, and is known as the starting point for trekking in the Himalayas. It takes 20 minutes to fly from Pokhara.
On Sunday, rescuers searched for this difficult-to-access mountainous area in western Nepal on foot or by helicopter, but failed to find any.