A flight of Tara Air which crashed on May 29, 2022 could have been due to severe weather and negligence, leading to malfunction in the plane’s warning system led, suggests the investigation of the government.
The five-member probe committee formed to look into the accident has submitted its final draft report to Tourism and Aviation Minister Sudan Kirati which mentions crew’s failure probably led the flight to crash while heading to Jomsom from Pokhara, killing all 22 people on board.
The investigation has found that the plane’s terrain awareness and warning system, the mandatory equipment installed to forestall unintentional impacts with the ground, was not functioning and the failure of the pilot to monitor that error caused the crash.
At 9:55 on May 29 last year, the DHC6-300 Twin Otter airplane, belonging to Tara Air, went missing while flying from Pokhara to Jomsom. An intensive search followed which found the wreckage of the plane at Sanu Sware Bhir, Thasang–2, Mustang the next morning.
Tara Air, the carrier that operated the plane, is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines which suffered another plane crash on January 15 near the Pokhara International Airport which claimed 72 lives.