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Mobile phone signals from crashed Nepalese plane's pilot may provide clues

The missing plane could possibly be located after Nepal Telecom tracked down the cellphone of the airplane's pilot Captain Prabhakar Ghimire through the Global Positioning System network

A man makes an enquiry outside a sales and ticketing office of Tara Airlines at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022.
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A man makes an enquiry outside a sales and ticketing office of Tara Airlines at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Press Trust of India
Mobile phone signals from the lone pilot of the crashed passenger plane may provide vital clues to soldiers and rescue workers on the possible location of the aircraft, the country’s civil aviation authority said on Sunday. 

The turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET plane belonging to Nepal’s Tara Air took off at 10:15 am from Pokhara, and lost contact with the control tower 15 minutes later, according to airline spokesperson.

The missing plane could possibly be located after Nepal Telecom tracked down the cellphone of the airplane’s pilot Captain Prabhakar Ghimire through the Global Positioning System network, media reported.

“The cell phone of

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 1:04 AM IST

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