Female Chinese tourist among 21 people on board missing Nepalese aircraft

Updated: 2016-02-24 13:41


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KATHMANDU -- A female Chinese tourist was among 21 people on board a missing aircraft of Tara Airlines in Nepal, Bhim Raj Rai, Media Officer of the airlines informed Xinhua Wednesday.

"Among 18 passengers, two are foreigners including one Chinese and one Kuwaiti national," he said.

Passport information indicates the Ying-surnamed female Chinese tourist might be from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Chinese Embassy in Nepal told Xinhua that they don't have official information about the missing Chinese national yet.

The Twin Otter aircraft was flying to Jomsom from Pokhara on Wednesday morning. It lost contact a few minutes after taking off from the airport at 7:47 AM local time.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Jomsom Airport, district headquarter of Mustang district which is popular for trekking purpose.