I am sure that many of you have heard the unfortunate news of the missing Nepal Airlines by now. The twin-otter aircraft was heading to Jumla from Pokhara when it disappeared off the radar shortly after take-off at 12:40PM local time. The aircraft is said to be carrying 18 people including 3 crew members. Due to bad weather conditions, rescue efforts has taken longer than expected.
Here’s some more info from The New York Times:
“An official at Tribhuvan International Airport in Katmandu blamed bad weather for the crash, saying it had been snowing for much of the day. The plane did not have de-icing equipment, which is needed in such conditions, the official said.”