KATHMANDU - A small plane with 19 people on board, most of them foreign tourists returning from a trip to view Mount Everest, crashed in bad weather near Kathmandu on Sunday, government officials said.
Kathmandu Airport officials said there were 16 passengers and a crew of three on board the plane. There was no official word whether there were any survivors.
The Beech aircraft owned by Buddha Air, a private airline, was flying to Kathmandu from a mountain flight to Everest.
"The plane was returning to Kathmandu from a mountain flight when it crashed," an official at the Kathmandu airport Rescue Coordination Centre, who refused to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said.