September 25, 2011- A group of tourists finishing an aerial tour of the Himalayas and Mount Everest died as the plane they were in crashed. The plane was attempting to make a landing when it crashed on Sunday in Nepal. All nineteen on board died in the crash. Officials said there were 13 foreigners aboard the plane including ten from India, two from the United States and one from Japan.
The plane was a turboprop and was operated by Buddha Air. Also aboard were three people from Nepal and three members of the flight crew. The plane crashed just south of Katmandu, the capital, in the village of Bisankunarayan.
Witnesses said the airplane crashed onto the roof of a house breaking it into pieces. There was no report of anyone hurt on the ground. The weather report at the time of the crash said the area was very foggy with very low visibility.
Rescuers found 18 bodies in the wreckage while one passenger was rushed to the hospital and later died. The victims from the United States were identified as Natalie Neilan and Andrew Wade.
The flight had taken the tourists to see Mount Everest and other additional high mountain peaks in a one-hour tour and was making its return to Katmandu when tragedy struck.