On Sunday, May 29, in the Nepal plane crash, four family members from Thane in Maharashtra went missing, reports stated. According to accounts, they were amongst the 22 onboard the private airline, operated by Tata Air in Nepal that on Sunday went missing. After two hours the plane was found in Mustang at Kowang, narratives mentioned.
Based on reports, the members of the family have been identified as Ashok Tripathi (54), Vaibhavi Bandekar-Tripathi (51), Dhanyasya Tripathi (22) and Ritika Tripathi (18). The family is said to have been residents of Thane’s Rustomjee Athena building and were in Nepal for a holiday.
It has been reported that they changed their flight from Pokhara in Nepal. Accounts suggest that Nepal’s Kapurbawdi Police have confirmed that following the plane crash, the family went missing.
The search operations on Sunday were halted due to snowfall but were resumed on Monday, May 30, morning. The troops were able to physically locate the plane crash site.
An aggregate of 19 flyers has been confirmed to have been on board the flight. For nearly two hours, the plane was said to be missing after which authorities from Nepal confirmed the crash, reports cite. The flight was from Pokhara to Jomsang, with many accounts claiming that the crash can be attributed to bad weather.
On Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal reported that 21 bodies have been retrieved from the crash site. The bodies could be flown to Kathmandu for a postmortem.