Investigations into the plane crash in Nepal which left 19 passengers dead, including two Midlanders, is thought to have begun today.
2 of the 7 Britons killed in a plane crash in Nepal are from the Midlands.
It's been confirmed one of the seven British tourists killed in a plane crash in Nepal is from Staffordshire.
A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of man from Staffordshire, and another from Northamptonshire, who both died in a plane crash in Nepal.
Stephen Holding, who was 60 and from Barlaston, was on the aircraft which slammed into the runway and burst into flames after take-off from Kathmandu in September 2012.
Also on board was 51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton in Northamptonshire.
They were among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Mount Everest.
Air crash Investigators say all passengers would've died on impact. Today a coroner ruled the 19 passengers and crew on board died ''as the result of an accident.''
Tributes have been paid to a Staffordshire man killed in the Nepal plane crash.
Stephen Holding was a member of the Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club.
The club released a statement on their website paying tribute to him and fellow club member Tim Oakes, who also died in the crash.
– Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club
Bremex is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Stephen Holding and Tim Oakes in the Kathmandu plane crash.
They will be missed by all the club. Our thoughts go out to their families and all their friends.
Air accident investigators from the UK are heading to Nepal to help authorities investigate the plane crash which killed seven Brits.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it would send two staff to take part in a probe into the air disaster which killed all 19 people on board.
It's been confirmed that a man from Northamptonshire was among seven Britons killed in a plane crash in Nepal. 51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton near Northampton was among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Everest.
Tributes have poured in for the seven British men who died in a Nepal plane crash today.
Stephen Holding from Staffordshire was a member of Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club.
Club member Matt Morton described him as someone who always had time for others.
– Matt Morton
I would just say he was a gentle giant of a man. He was tall, quietly spoken and just a genuinely nice chap - he was always interested in what other people were doing and always happy to have a chat.
A retired teacher from Staffordshire has been killed in a plane crash while on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Himalayas.
Stephen Holding was one of seven Britons who died when the aircraft came down near Kathmandu in Nepal.
Mr Holding, who was 60 and a keen mountaineer, was about to begin a trekking holiday in the region around Mount Everest. Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports.
A man from Staffordshire has died in a plane crash in Nepal.
Stephen Holding, who's from the village of Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent, died when the aircraft crashed near the capital Kathmandu.
He was part of a group on a trekking holiday in the country.
This video shows fire crews tackling the aircraft crashed shortly after take-off.
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