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Everest Tourists Killed In Plane Crash

Everest tourists have been killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu, including 8 members of the Builders Association of India, Tiruchirapalli chapter.

Everest tourists have been killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu, including 8 members of the Builders Association of India, Tiruchirapalli chapter.

On Sunday it was learned that a plane carrying tourists to Mount Everest had crashed towards the end of its flight killing 18 people immediately. A 19th was treated but also died. Three of the people who died were crew, and among the 16 tourists were two Americans as well as one Japanese and three passengers from Nepal, and the remaining ten were Indian passengers.

It has been reported that eight of the passengers were real estate developers who were in New Delhi attending a conference, and from there went to Nepal to view Everest. They were all officials and members of the Builders Association of India, Tiruchirapalli chapter in India, and relatives of the deceased are all in shock on learning of the deaths of the builders.

Rescuers have recovered all the bodies, police report, but they have not been taken from the site due to bad weather which is preventing the helicopters from landing close to the scene. The bodies will be taken for postmortem when the weather allows. as yet there has been no reason given for the crash of the plane which was flying to Kathmandu, the largest metropolitan city of Nepal, at the time, and at the time it is believed that the hills surrounding Kathmandu were enveloped in late monsoon clouds.

Mount Everest is a popular tourist attraction, with tens of thousands of hikers making the trip each year to see the Himalayan peaks, and for those who are unable to make the hike along rugged trails, there are different airlines which operate to take the tourists to view the area for themselves.

The last plane which crashed in Nepal was in December 2010, when a Twin Otter aircraft crashed in the Himalayan foothills near Nepal. That crash killed all 22 people on board.

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