The Twin Otter plane carrying 19 passengers including one American and 3 crew members departed from a small airstrip from Lamidanda to the east of Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon. It crashed into a versant shortly after take-off.
Police spokesman Bigyan Raj Sharma told AFP that, “rescue teams have recovered 20 bodies and is on the search for another two. But we can be sure there are no survivors. The aircraft has broken up and is scattered over 200 meters of dense forest."
Tara Air is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines a privately owned domestic airline, which runs services to many remote destinations across Nepal.
Yeti Airlines was involved in a crash in 2008, when a passenger plane crashed on landing at the Lukla airport, the gateway to Mount Everest, that killed 19 passengers on board including a number of German tourists.