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Nepal plane crash: Thane couple, their two kids among 22 on board; kin asked to contact embassy | Aviation News – Mrit News

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A couple with their two kids onboard the Nepal plane that went missing on May 29 were reported residing in Thane city near Mumbai. The relatives of the missing family have been asked to contact the Indian embassy in the neighbouring country, a police official here said. According to police, Ashok Kumar Tripathi, his wife Vaibhavi Tripathi, and children Dhanush and Ritika are on board the missing plane.

A small plane of Nepal’s Tara Air went missing on Sunday (May 29) morning in the mountainous region of the Himalayan nation minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara. Four members of a family from Mumbai are among 22 on board the plane, officials earlier said.

“After the incident, the Indian embassy in Nepal contacted the Mumbai police to get more information about the four family members who are on board the plane. The address mentioned on the passport of Vaibhavi Bandekar (Tripathi) was Chikuwadi locality in Borivali suburb of Mumbai,” the city police official said.

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“When a team of the Mumbai police reached her flat in Borivali, they found it locked. It was learned that she has rented it out to someone, who is also currently out of the country. Later, when asked, her neighbours told the police that the Tripathi family has shifted to Thane city, after which the police contacted her relatives residing there,” he said.

They currently reside in the area under the jurisdiction of the Kapurbawdi area of Thane, he added. “The Mumbai police then provided their details to the Indian embassy,” the police official said, adding that the Thane police personnel have asked their family members to contact the embassy in Nepal. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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