Nepal tourist plane crashes near Kathmandu killing 19
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Nepal tourist plane crashes near Kathmandu killing 19

Rāwalpindi : Pakistan | Sep 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM PDT
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Officials stated that in Nepal a small Airplane has been crashed out 19 people died on board.

16 Tourists were on the Buddha Airplane to watch up Mount Everest and other peaks as well and were returning back to the Capital.

Only one person was redeemed alive and was taken up for medication to hospital but unfortunately because of severe injuries he died.

Secretary for Tourism Ganeshraj Joshi adressed that there were about 2 Americans,6 Nepalis including the three Crew Men,1 Japanese Citizen and 10 Indians on Board.

This Beechcraft-made 1900D aircraft which was operated privately lost his contact at 07:31 (02:46 GMT) local time from the Control Towers.

Investigation is still going on to seek out the root cause of Crash.

Domestic TV Channels reported that eye witnesses saw flames of fire coming out from the plane before it was gone down in Godavari in foggy weather which is several kilometres away from the Capital Kathmandu.

According to one eyewitness the plane has hitted the roof of a house located in Bisankunarayan Village before getting breaked.

Binod Singh a Police spokesman adressed journalists that all the dead bodies had been recovered by ground search teams.But due to unfavorable weather conditions Helicopters are abandoned for landing purpose.

Once the Helicopters are going to land, we will brought out all the dead bodies to Kathmandu and will took them for post mortem to the Teaching Hospital.

In mountainous Nepal avionic accidents like small airplane crash is not unusual.

In August 2010, a plane which was heading to Everest region crashed out due to unfavorable weather conditions in which 14 people died on board, including one British & one Japense Citizen and 4 Americans.

And in December 2010, 22 people were travelling in a small passenger plane when it crashed in east of Kathmandu and they all were dead.

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AgentSuraj is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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