Plane crash dead named

Four British tourists who were among those killed in a plane crash in Nepal are believed to be from the North West of England.

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Investigations continue into Nepal plane crash

Crash in Nepal in which four men from the North West died Credit: AP

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.

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Wife of Timothy Oakes pays tribute to him

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.

– Angie Gaunt, wife of Timothy Oakes

Statement by company Nepal tourists were travelling with

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.

– Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore Worldwide

Four killed in Nepal crash believed to be from North West

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