Nepal plane crash kills all 19 on board: Police
KATHMANDU (AFP) - A small plane flying 19 people towards Mount Everest crashed on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital on Friday, killing everyone on board including seven Britons and five Chinese, police said.
The Sita Air Dornier craft had just taken off from Kathmandu airport and was headed to the small town of Lukla, a gateway to the world’s highest mountain, when it plunged into the banks of a river near the city.
National police spokesman Binod Singh said there were no survivors.
“The crash has caused the death of 12 foreigners, including seven British and five Chinese tourists. The remaining seven, including three crew members, are Nepalese,” Singh told AFP.