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Nepal Plane Crash 14 killed

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nepal Plane Crash was determined to travel to Mount Everest and 14 killed!! Fourteen people, including four Americans, a Japanese and a British national, were killed when their small plane crashed in bad weather in Nepal on Tuesday, an airport official said.

The Angi Air plane, returning to Kathmandu after failing to land in Lukla in eastern Nepal because of bad weather, crashed near the outskirts of the capital, Home (interior) Ministry official Jai Mukunda Khanal said.

Independent ABC television said the plane had broken into pieces. Eighteen people, including Australians Andrew Frik McLeod and his girlfriend Charlene Zamudio from Melbourne, were killed when a small plane crashed in Lukla in 2008.

Thousands of travellers fly into Lukla, 140 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu, every year to access the Himalayan range that forms Nepal's northern border with Chinese-controlled Tibet. The 550-metre-long sloping airstrip at Lukla, perched on a hillside 2,757 metres above sea level, is considered one of the most difficult landings in the world.
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