Bodies recovered from Twin Otter crash site in Nepal

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Rescuers have recovered the bodies of all 22 people who were on board a de Havilland Canada Twin Otter that crashed in eastern Nepal yesterday.

Nepalese carrier Tara Air was operating the aircraft to Kathmandu from Lamidanda in eastern Nepal when it reportedly crashed shortly after take-off.

"We've found the wreckage of the aircraft, and have recovered all the bodies," says Vijay Shrestha, the group executive director and CEO of Tara Air. The airline is a subsidiary of Nepal's Yeti Airlines.

Shrestha could not confirm whether the aircraft's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been found, adding that airline officials were awaiting more information.

The aircraft was carrying 19 passengers and three crew members.