British Ambassador to Nepal, John Tucknott
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Nepal plane crash: 'Thoughts are with victims' families'

A plane heading for the Everest region has crashed on the outskirts of Nepal's capital, killing all 19 people on board including seven British tourists.

The plane, operated by Sita Air, came down minutes after take-off from Kathmandu. Officials said it crashed into a river bank and caught fire.

Sixteen passengers and three crew were on board the twin-propeller Dornier.

The British Ambassador to Nepal, John Tucknott, says his focus now is on helping the families of those who died.

  • 28 Sep 2012