Kathmandu: The black box of the ill-fated Tara Air plane that crashed on Sunday killing all 22 on board, including four Indians, has been recovered. Even as authorities started bringing the bodies to Kathmandu. Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma of Mustang said all the bodies of the 22 people who were onboard the Tara Air plane that crashed in Sanusare, Thasang Rural Municipality-2 of Mustang on Sunday, have been recovered.
A total of 10 bodies were brought to Kathmandu on Monday evening from Pokhara by the Nepal Army. The rest of the bodies have been shifted to Kobang from the crash site and would be airlifted to Kathmandu. The black box has also been recovered from the crash site, said CDO Sharma.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the black box would be transported to Kathmandu. The wreckage of the Tara Air plane was found on Monday morning, 19 hours after it went missing.
Due to the geographical remoteness and adverse weather conditions, the search and the recovery mission were delayed. The wreckage was found scattered at an altitude of 4,200 meters, a four-hour uphill hike from the center of Thasang Village Municipality. Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, Sherpas and locals reached the crash site on Monday and collected the bodies of the passengers.
Bishal Gharti, a resident of Badigad Rural Municipality-7 of Baglung, who had gone to pick Yarchagumba (wild mushrooms) at around 7 am on Monday had spotted the plane wreckage and informed the police. He had sent a photo and video of the scene to the police after seeing the wreckage.