Briton among 14 killed in Nepal plane crash
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A Briton was among 14 people killed today when a small passenger plane crashed in bad weather in Nepal.
The Foreign Office confirmed that the dead Briton was Jeremy Taylor, believed to be 30 years old, and who had been living in South Africa.
An FO spokeswoman said today: "It is with great regret that we can confirm that a British national was killed in this morning's air accident in Nepal.
"The next of kin have been notified and we are providing consular assistance to them. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragic accident. We continue to be in close touch with the Nepalese authorities."
There were no survivors of the crash which happened when the German-built Dornier plane, carrying 11 passengers and three crew, went down near a village about 50 miles south of the Nepal capital Katmandu.
The aircraft, operated by Nepalese carrier Agni Air, was trying to return to Katmandu.
There were four Americans and a Japanese national on board. All the others were Nepalese.
Initially, efforts to reach the crash site were hampered by the fact that the area has no roads and is accessible only by foot, with the route from the nearest town being blocked by a river flooded by monsoon rainfall.
Later, the rescue coordination office at Katmandu airport said soldiers reached the crash site on foot and were collecting the bodies but rescue helicopters were unable to reach the area as rain was still falling and visibility was low.
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
General Election 2015: David Cameron catching up in polls – but he badly needs a clear lead
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
South Africa xenophobic attacks: Shops looted and violence on streets of Johannesburg as foreigners are forced to hide in police stations
18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
£18000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£16500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Chiropractic Assistant is needed in a ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides coaching ...