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Nepal tourist plane crash: 19 dead

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 01:02

Sept.25 - A small plane returning from a trip to view Mount Everest crashes near Kathmandu killing all 19 on board, mostly foreign tourists. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL The plane was carrying mostly foreign tourists back from a trip to view Mount Everest when it crashed near Kathmandu in bad weather. There were 19 passengers and crew on board. One person did survive the impact but died later in hospital. Nepal police say all the bodies have been recovered. As soon as poor weather conditions clear to allow helicopters to land at the crash site they'll be airlifted to hospital for post-mortem examinations. The scene is at the top of a hill accessible only along a wet, slippery mud road. The Beech aircraft was owned by a private airline, Buddha Air. The passengers comprised 10 Indians, two Americans, one Japanese and three Nepalis. The three crew were also from Nepal. Such flights are popular among the tens of thousands of foreign tourists who visit the country to see the Himalayan peaks annually. Paul Chapman, Reuters

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Nepal tourist plane crash: 19 dead

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 01:02