A plane with 21 people on board has gone missing in a mountainous area in Nepal.
Airport official Yogendra Kuwar said the plane was on an 18-minute flight, but lost contact after take-off.
The plane had taken off from Pokhara, a resort town west of Kathmandu, and was heading north to Jomsom, which is the starting point for trekkers going into mountainous areas. Mr Kuwar said there were no landing strips between the airports.
The Twin Otter aircraft was operated by Tara airlines in Nepal.
Mr Kuwar said helicopters were searching the route, but poor weather conditions were hampering the operation.