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Passenger plane carrying 18 missing in Nepal

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Rescuers in Nepal's mountainous west searched on foot Sunday for a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people, as officials called off a helicopter hunt due to poor visibility. 

Aerial view of the Himalayas seen from Pokhara, some of 200 kms west of Kathamndu, taken December 4, 2007 from an ultra-light aircraft

The plane carrying 15 passengers including an infant and three crew lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after taking off from the popular tourist town of Pokhara, airline officials and police said.

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