Small plane with 23 on board missing over Nepal

February 24, 2016 6:01 AM

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KATHMANDU, Nepal – A small plane with 23 people on board vanished while flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal Wednesday, and officials feared it had crashed.

Airport official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight, but lost contact after takeoff. He said there were no landing strips between the two airports the plane was flying between.

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