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British tourists die in Nepal plane crash

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/09/2012

Andrew Buncombe

Seven British trekkers were among 19 people killed today when their plane crashed shortly after take-off from Kathmandu on route for the Mount Everest region. Some reports said investigators were looking into whether the plane may have struck a bird as it was taking off.
In the latest of a series of deadly air crashes in Nepal, the Sita Air Dornier craft crashed with the loss of everyone onboard as it started its journey to the small town of Lukla – the gateway to a popular trekking region - at around 6.30am on Thursday. Five Chinese tourists, four Nepalis and three members of crew were also aboard the aircraft when it crashed on the bank of the Manohara river less than a mile from Kathmandu airport.
In a statement, the British Embassy said: “We can confirm that there were British national fatalities. The Embassy remains in contact with Nepalese authorities.” It said that Ambassador John Tucknott had gone to the Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, where the bodies of those killed were taken.
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"British tourists die in Nepal plane crash", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/british-tourists-die-in-nepal-plane-crash