Sightseeing Plane Missing near Mt. Everest

By: AP
By: AP


KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's air rescue office says a plane
carrying tourists to view Mount Everest is missing and has been out
of contact with the control tower for more than an hour.

The Beechcraft plane belonging to Buddha Air was carrying 16
foreign tourists and three crew members. It lost contact Sunday on
approach to the Katmandu airport.

An official at the rescue center did not have any more details.

The plane had taken the tourists to view Mount Everest and other
high peaks and was returning to Katmandu.

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