A Twin Otter turboprop of Nepalese carrier Tara Air crashed in the mountainous Himalayan nation shortly after 1000 local time Feb. 24, killing all 23 passengers and crew. The aircraft—a new -400 variant of the long-lived Canadian design—lost contact with ground controllers around nine minutes into a 20-minute flight between Pokhara and Jomsom, around 220 km west of the capital, Kathmandu. Reports from local media said military helicopters searching for the missing aircraft ...

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