A passenger plane with 22 people on board is missing, according to the police in Nepal. Air traffic control lost contact with the machine around 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, police spokesman Bishnu Kumar KC told the German Press Agency. The plane of the Nepalese airline Tara Air was with 19 passengers and 3 crew members on the way from Pokhara – a popular tourist destination around 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu – to Jomsom.

According to Nepalese information, Germans could also have been on board the machine. “There are 4 Indians, 2 Germans and 16 Nepalese nationals on the plane,” said police spokesman KC of the dpa. The Foreign Office in Berlin said on Sunday that the German embassy in Kathmandu was working hard to clarify the matter and was in contact with the Nepalese authorities.

The bad weather in the region is making the ongoing search for the missing plane more difficult, the Nepalese police said.