Authorities in Nepal have found the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Twin Otter passenger aircraft from Tara Air, which went missing over mountainous terrain yesterday.

A Nepal Army spokesperson says on social media the crash site is at Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang and the search and rescue team has physically located the aircraft, with more details to follow.

Tara Air’s spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula says the airline’s Twin Otter, with local registration 9N-AET, took off from Pokhara at 09:55hr local time yesterday, but soon after lost contact with air traffic control, Smart Aviation Asia Pacific previously reported.

The aircraft was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to Jomsom, a popular destination for mountaineers, local media reports, adding that there were three crew members and 19 passengers on board the aircraft.

The authorities say they deployed helicopters to search for the aircraft in the mountainous terrain but bad weather, including thick low-lying clouds, hampered the search and rescue efforts, making them halt operations yesterday.

The Nepal Army spokesperson says the rescue effort resumed earlier this morning.

Picture Source: Nepal Army spokesperson twitter

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