Responding to news of the crash in Nepal, Prime Minister David Cameron said:
"It is an absolutely horrific incident and obviously I feel for the families concerned.
"I know our ambassador in Nepal is on the case and on the spot dealing with it. Obviously we will have to find out exactly what happened.
"It is a deeply, deeply tragic case."
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