Tara Air Flight 197

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Tara Air Flight 197 was a scheduled Tara Air flight from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport in Nepal. 22 people (19 passengers and 3 crew members) were on board. Tara Air is known to be one of the most unsafe airlines in the world.[1]

Tara Air Flight 197
Twin engine passenger aircraft on the ground
9N-AET, the aircraft involved in the accident, pictured in 2009
Accident
Date29 May 2022; 4 months ago (2022-05-29)
SummaryCrashed into terrain, under investigation
SiteThasang-2, Mustang District[2]
Aircraft
Aircraft typede Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
OperatorTara Air operated for Yeti Airlines
IATA flight No.TB197
ICAO flight No.TRA197
Registration9N-AET
Flight originPokhara Airport, Nepal
DestinationJomsom Airport, Nepal
Occupants22
Passengers19
Crew3
Fatalities22[3]
Survivors0

On 29 May 2022, the flight lost contact with air traffic controllers at 10:07 local time.[4] The aircraft crashed in Mustang District, but the number of deaths and survivors are unknown.[5]

Search and rescue efforts were called off later that day because of snowfall at the suspected crash site.[6]

Victims[change | change source]

The flight was carrying 22 occupants, and the 19 passengers consisted of 13 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans. There were two pilots and a flight attendant among the 13 Nepalis on the flight. NDTV stated that the four Indian passengers were members of the same family from Mumbai.[7]

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
Nepali 13 3 16
Indian 4 0 4
German 2 0 2
Total 19 3 22[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Asquith, James. "The 2019 List Of The Most Dangerous Airlines In The World". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  2. @ThiraLalBhusal (May 30, 2022). "Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has now confirmed that the #TaraAir twin otter 9N-AET plane that was missing since yesterday morning had crashed at Thasang-2 in Mustang district at the height of 14,500 feet" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. "Nepal Tara Air Plane Crash LIVE Updates: No survivors found at Tara Air plane crash site". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  4. "Nepal: Plane goes missing with 22 people on board, officials say". Sky News. 29 May 2022. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  5. Hradecky, Simon (29 May 2022). "Crash: Tara DHC6 near Jomsom on May 29th 2022, aircraft missing". avherald.com. The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  6. "Search and rescue op for missing Nepal plane called off for day due to snowfall: Official". Hindustan Times. 29 May 2022. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  7. "Four Of Mumbai Family Among 22 People Onboard Plane That Crashed In Nepal". NDTV. 29 May 2022. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  8. "Tare Air releases names of crash victims". Nepal News. 27 May 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.