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.
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.