Nepal plane with 21 on board goes missing

Kathmandu, Feb 16: A plane of the state-owned Nepal Airlines, with at least 18 passengers and three crew members on board, went missing in Nepal Sunday afternoon, officials here said.

According to the civil aviation ministry here, the last contact with the twin-otter aircraft was at 1313 hrs (Nepal time).

The plane was flying to Jumla, in mid western Nepal, from Bhairahwa in the south of the Himalayan nation.

Nepal is witnessing torrential rain since Saturday which in turn has rendered visibility poor.

IANS