People gather near a burning Dornier aircraft after it crashed in Kathmandu Sept. 28, 2012. A small plane owned by private firm Sita Air crashed shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Friday, killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers, an airline official said.
A passenger plane bound for Nepal’s mountainous Everest region crashed after take-off from Kathmandu airport. At least 19 passengers are reported dead, including seven Britons. Trekking and adventure tourism is a key part of the Himalayan nation’s economy.