Preliminary Report: 19 Dead in Nepal Tour Flight Crash

 - November 4, 2011, 12:20 PM

Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 25, 2011–After a sightseeing flight around Mount Everest, the turboprop twin crashed into a hillside in the Kathmandu Valley while on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport. According to reports, weather at the time of the accident was overcast with low clouds and the Buddha Air-operated 1900D burst into flames on impact. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal is investigating the accident, which claimed the lives of all 16 passengers and three crewmembers on board.