Investigations are continuing into the plane crash in Nepal in which four people from the North West were killed. None of the 19 people aboard survived. Brothers Vincent and Darren Kelly, from Bolton, died alongside Raymond Eagle from Macclesfield, and Tim Oakes from Warrington.
Four people from the North West have been killed in a plane crash in Nepal. The Foreign Office say they were among 19 people who died when the aircraft went down. Sarah Rogers has more:
– Angie Gaunt, wife of Timothy Oakes
I believe my husband died this morning and the Home Office have confirmed that because he was due to be on that aeroplane this morning.
Tim was a mountaineer. He lived life to the full and died doing something he always wanted to do. It should never deter people from living out their dreams.
He was a mountaineer and he always wanted to go to Everest base camp, not climb it, to go to the base camp, and that's what he was doing.
He was going because he always wanted to see Everest. It was the trip of a lifetime, he had always wanted to do it.
– Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore Worldwide
We are devastated by this news. Our thoughts are very much with the families of those affected, both in the UK and in Nepal.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the families of the victims have all been informed.
The weather was good. The plane was departing for Lukla and our passengers were heading for Everest Base Camp at the start of their trek.
We have no more information at present.
Four British tourists who were among those killed in a plane crash in Nepal are believed to be from the North West of England. They have been identified as:
- Raymond Eagle, 58, believed to be from Macclesfield
- Timothy Oakes, 57, believed to be from Warrington
- Vincent Kelly, 50, believed to be from Lostock
- Darren Kelly, 45, believed also to be from Lostock