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Air accident investigators from the UK are heading to Nepal to investigate the plane crash which killed seven Britons yesterday.
45-year-old Darren Kelly from the village of Isle of Whithorn in southern Galloway died alongside his brother Vincent Kelly in the crash.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said today it was sending two staff to Kathmandu to assist local authorities probing the disaster, which killed all 19 people on the aircraft shortly after take-off from the capital city's airport.
The British group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday, were due to begin trekking in the Himalayas yesterday.
Five Chinese people, three Nepalese passengers and four crew members were also killed, with reports suggesting the accident was caused by a bird strike.
After hearing of the plane crash in Nepal which killed all 19 people on board including seven Britons, the mountaineer Alan Hinkes MBE explained to ITV Border that he has taken the same flight many times.
The crash also claimed the life of Darren Kelly who was a prominent businessman in the small Dumfries and Galloway village of Isle of Whithorn.
A man from southern Scotland is among seven Britons killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
All 19 passengers died when the plane came down minutes after take-off in the country's capital city Kathmandu.
A prominent businessman from the small Dumfries and Galloway village of the Ilse of Whithorn is one of the seven Britons who have perished in a plane crash in Nepal.Locals say he was very active in the community and well known in the village.
He was a member of the Newton Stewart Diving Club.
The clubs treasurer, Chris Harrison, knew Mr Kelly well. He paid tribute to him saying:
"He'll be a great loss to the club but mostly to his wife and family. He was a dynamic and enthusiastic person."
Responding to news of the crash in Nepal, Prime Minister David Cameron said:
A man from the Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway is among the 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
He has been named locally as 45 year old businessman, Darren Kelly. He is thought to have been on the trip with his brother.
The cause of the crash has not been established but is thought to have been caused by a flock of birds.The company which the tourists were travelling with have released this statement:
The Foreign Office have confirmed seven Britons were among the dead.
A man form the Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway is one of the 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
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Tributes have been paid to Darren Kelly, the prominent businessman from the Isle of Whithorn who has been killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
A man from the Dumfries and Galloway village of the Isle of Whithorn is among the 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal