A PASSENGER plane has come down in the Nepalese mountains and at least 23 people are thought to have been killed.
A rescue mission is underway after the plane lost contact only minutes after take-off. A couple of hours later the burning wreckage was discovered in the mountains in the remote Myagdi district and bodies were found scattered at the scene.
The plane took off from Pokhara, close to Kathmandu and was heading north on a short 20 minute flight to Jomsom.
Tara Air operated the aircraft; a twin engined Otter and it was on route to take trekkers into the mountains. It is thought the visibility was poor.
No British citizens are thought to have been on board.
Nepal is no stranger to disasters with the recent devastating earthquake and a number of other air disasters usually thought to be down to poor maintenance on aircrafts.