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Two Aircraft Disappear in 24 Hours

Two aircraft have disappeared in the last 24 hours.
This afternoon, the Croatian police announced that they are looking for a small plane that disappeared after taking off from the Croatian city of Split.
The Cessna 182 plane vanished from radar at around 09:25 (10:25 in Lisbon), on route to Germany.
Authorities have sent out rescue teams and are searching the area with drones, the police added, that they could not confirm how many people were onboard.
Earlier this morning airline Tara Air (Katmandu based airline), announced that air traffic control had lost contact with their domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom within minutes of take off. This is a popular route among foreigners who hike along the mountain trails, and also Indian and Nepalese pilgrims wishing to visit the temple of Muktinath.
Nineteen passengers (four Indians, two Germans and thirteen Nepalese) and three crew members were onboard a Twin Otter, for a routine fifteen minute flight, and so far the Nepalese police have said they had no additional information with regards to the incident except for saying that a search and rescue operation is underway.
Although the region has experienced rain over the last couple of days, a spokesperson for French News Agency, AFP, stated that flights have been operating normally. 
Later this afternoon, it was confirmed that the aircraft had crashed at the mouth of the Lamche river, and that the Nepalese Army has been sent in to the crash site.  As yet, there have been no reports as to the condition of those onboard, but families have been told to expect the worst.

Our thoughts are with all those involved.

Samantha Gannon

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