Northamptonshire man dies in Nepal air disaster

A man from Northamptonshire was among 19 people killed in an air crash in Nepal. Photo: ITV News

A man from Northamptonshire was among seven Britons killed in a plane crash in Nepal. 51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton was among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Everest.

The seven British travellers were among the 19 killed. They'd arranged their trips through the UK travel firm Explore which specialises in Adventure holidays

Thousands of Westerners board flights each year to trek in the region around Mount Everest - though the safety of Nepal's domestic airline industry is frequently called into question. There have been 24 accidents in 20 years.

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Chris Davey from Moulton, Northamptonshire who died in the Nepal air crash

The only person at Mr Davey's home on Friday was a friend who wasn't available for comment.

The cause of the crash has yet to be confirmed but there's speculation the pilot may have been trying to land following a bird strike on take off.

Alan Pickering, a close friend of Chris Davey told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo newspaper that he was a "decent, friendly guy" who was a keen traveller.

Mr Pickering, who worked with time for 27 years, said: "He never had a girlfriend or wife or any kids but chose to live a bachelor lifestyle which meant he could travel all around the world. He had been to Mount Everest once before and to Africa, South America, India and even on an Arctic expedition.”