Small Plane With 23 People on Board Missing in Nepal

February 24, 2016 5:13 AM

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A small plane with 23 people including two foreigners on board and flying in poor visibility over mountainous terrain in Nepal on Wednesday is missing and officials fear it has crashed.

Airport official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight Wednesday, but lost contact after takeoff. He said there were no landing strips between the two airports the plane was flying between and it is believed to have crashed.

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