Sightseeing plane crash kills 19 in Nepal

Posted: Sep 26, 2011 01:33 am EDT

(Newsdesk) A small Beechcraft hit a mountain near KTM airport and crashed Sunday killing 19 people media report. Officials said the sightseeing plane carried two Americans, ten Indians, one Japanese and six Nepalese on board.

In August last year an Agni Air plane crashed while returning to Kathmandu after being unable to land in Lukla. All 11 passengers (including 6 foreigners) and 3 crew members died.

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2007 file image of unrelated plane approaching Lukla.
Image by Manny Pizarro courtesy Manny Pizarro

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