NEW DELHI: A passenger airplane with 22 folks aboard, together with 4 Indians from Mumbai, went lacking in Nepal on Sunday, officers mentioned. The airplane was flying from Pokhara, some 200 km northwest of capital Kathmandu, to Jomsom, about 80 km to the northwest. The Tara Air-operated plane took off at 10.15 am from Pokhara, and misplaced contact with the tower round quarter-hour later, an airline official mentioned. Although Nepal’s air business has boomed in recent times, carrying items and folks between hard-to-reach areas in addition to international trekkers and climbers, it has a poor security file. Nepal’s aviation business has lengthy been affected by poor security resulting from inadequate coaching and upkeep. The European Union has banned all Nepali airways from its airspace over security issues. Nepal additionally has a number of the world’s most distant and tough runways, flanked by snow-capped peaks with approaches that pose a problem for even achieved pilots. The climate adjustments rapidly within the mountains, creating treacherous flying circumstances. Since 1949, when Nepal noticed its first airplane land, there have been a number of crashes that claimed tons of of lives. In a majority of those instances, the pilots have been mentioned to have been at fault. Here is a take a look at the foremost airplane crashes within the Himalayan nation over time:2018 US-Bangla Airways Flight 211 crash: A 76-seat Bombardier Q400 of the US-Bangla Airways was travelling from Dhaka to Kathmandu on March 12, 2018. The ill-fated plane crashed whereas touchdown at Tribhuvan Worldwide Airport, killing 51 out of the 71 folks aboard. Later, officers mentioned the airplane crashed “resulting from pilot error and lack of situational consciousness”. 2016 Tara Air Flight 193 crash: On February 24, 2016, Flight 193 of Tara Air, flying Pokhara to Jomsom, went lacking merely eight minutes after take-off. Later, its wreckage was discovered close to Dana village and there have been no survivors. The airplane was carrying 23 folks. 2012 Sita Air Flight 601 crash: 19 folks have been killed after a home passenger flight of the Sita Air crashed whereas making an emergency touchdown at Kathmandu. The airplane was flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport from Kathmandu however developed some technical points that compelled it to go for an emergency touchdown. 2012 Agni Air Dornier 228 crash: This was one of many deadliest airplane crashes within the historical past of Nepal. The Dornier 228 plane of Agni Air was flying from Pokhara to Jomsom however crashed close to the Jomsom Airport. As many as 21 folks have been onboard, however 15 of them, together with each the pilots, misplaced their lives within the incident. 2011 Buddha Air Flight 103 crash: On September 25, 2011, a Beechcraft 1900D plane of Buddha Air crashed close to Lalitpur. All 22 folks onboard, together with 10 Indian nationals, have been killed. 2010 Tara Air Twin Otter crash: On December 15, 2010, a DHC-6 Twin Otter plane of Tara Air – flying from Lamidanda to Kathmandu – crashed shortly after the take-off. All 22 folks onboard, together with three crew members, have been killed. 2010 Agni Air Flight 101 crash: In the identical yr, one other lethal crash came about in Nepal after an Agni Air Flight 101 went lacking off the radar. The flight was flying from Kathmandu and Lukla however crashed 22 minutes after the take-off close to Kathmandu. All 14 folks onboard have been killed. March 2008 UN helicopter crash: All 10 folks on board died after a UN helicopter crashed at Ramechhap in japanese Nepal whereas getting back from a mission in a Maoist military camp. 2006 Shree Air flight crash: All 24 folks on board a Shree Air flight for a WWF Nepal programme died in a crash at Taplejung in japanese Nepal. 2006 Yeti Airways Twin-Otter crash: A Yeti Airways Twin-Otter crashed at Jumla Airport. The incident killed 9 folks. 2000 Twin-Otter crash: As many as 25 folks have been killed in an incident which noticed a Twin-Otter belonging to Royal Nepal Airways crash in Dadeldhura. 1992 PIA Airbus A300 crash: Nepal’s most-fatal air crash noticed a PIA Airbus A300 crash at Bhattedanda in Lalitpur, killing 167 folks. 1992 Thai Airways Airbus A310 crash: A Thai Airways Airbus A310 crashed into Ghyangphedi, killing as many as 113 folks.