The wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft operated by Tara Air has been located in Nepal.
The plane was carrying 23 people when it lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take-off.
It is was on route from Pokhara to Jomsom, with officials offering only a slim chance of survivors being rescued.
The plane was carrying three crew and 20 passengers.
One was a Chinese national, while a Kuwaiti citizen was also on board.
According to Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the wreckage was found near the village of Dana in Myagdi district.
The identities of those on board have yet to be released.
Two of those on board were children.