Nepal plane crash: All 22 bodies, including of 4 Indians, recovered; black box retrieved

Two days after a plane crashed in Nepal with 22 aboard, including 4 Indians, the black box was recovered on Tuesday morning, Nepal Army was cited as saying in reports, adding that the last body was recovered as well. The Tara Air plane crashed on Sunday, minutes in the wake of taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara for Jomsom.

“Ten bodies have already been brought to the base station in Khabang-Mustang. Two bodies are being brought down to the base station, the black box has also been recovered from the site,” the Nepal Army spokesperson told news agency ANI.

“All bodies have now been found,” Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Deo Chandra Lal Karn told news agency AFP. “Processes will take place to identify the bodies.”

The wreckage was found on Monday – thrown across a mountainside – at around 14,500 feet (4,420 meters). Each and everybody’s body except one of the bodies were later recovered.

An update from the country’s home ministry on Monday had dashed hopes for anyone surviving the accident. “The last dead body has been recovered. Arranging to bring the remaining 12 dead bodies from the crash site to Kathmandu”, Nepal Army representative Brigadier General Narayan Silwal said on Tuesday morning.