Bird Blamed for Fatal Nepal Plane Crash
Flames devour what's left of a light aircraft that crashed on take-off from Kathmandu, killing all 19 people on board.
Seven British and five Chinese passengers are among the dead.
Before the crash, the pilot radioed air traffic controllers saying the aircraft had hit a bird.
The plane was bound on a clear morning for Lukla—a gateway to Mount Everest.
The crash of the propeller-driven Dornier aircraft is the sixth fatal air accident in less than two years in Nepal, where more than a dozen small private carriers often brave bad weather to fly to mountain areas where there are no proper roads.