Nepal Plane Crash: 14 Killed Near Kathmandu
14 Killed in Nepal Plane Crash: Angi Air Flight Found Near Shikharpur
11 passengers and three crewmembers were killed when a single-engine Dornier turboprop plane operated by Agni Air crashed near Kathmandu, Nepal. The plane was en route to the Mount Everest region, carrying passengers headed to Everest basecamp.
Nepal Plane Crash Passenger List: Six Foreigners
Among the dead were four American citizens, one Japanese citizen and one British subject: Jeremy Taylor. The full passenger list, including five Nepalese passengers and the three crewmembers, has not been released.
The plane was diverted back to Kathmandu due to bad weather, crashing near the village of Shikharpur, around 60 miles south of Tribhuvan International Airport.
A spokeswoman for the airline Angi Air Planet said the company was investigating unconfirmed reports that engine problems may have caused the crash
The aircraft was flying to the Everest region of Nepal from Kathmandu when it was diverted back to the capital because of poor weather.