13 bodies recovered from Nepal plane crash site

Kathmandu, Feb 17: A total of 13 bodies were found at the site where a Nepal Airlines-owned Twin Otter plane crashed Sunday, an aviation official said Monday.

The 9N-ABB plane, with 18 people aboard, went missing Sunday afternoon, and its wreckage was found Monday morning a few kilometres from Khidim, a small town in Arghakhachi district in southern Nepal.

“The bodies of 13 passengers have been recovered from the site,” Bhesh Raj Subedi, an official at Nepal’s aviation regulator Civil Aviation Authority, told Xinhua by phone.

All the 18 people on board the ill-fated plane, including three crew members, one child and a Danish national, are feared dead, Subedi said.

The bodies of the remaining five people are being traced, he added.