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UK team to probe plane crash

Air accident investigators from the UK will today begin a probe to learn the cause of a plane crash in Nepal which cost the lives of 19 passengers, including seven Britons.

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Britons killed in Nepal plane crash named

The group of seven British trekkers who were killed in Nepal on Wednesday have been named. They were due to begin trekking the Himalayas yesterday.

  • Raymond Eagle, 58, from Macclesfield Cheshire
  • Timothy Oakes, 57 from Winwick, near Warrington
  • Vincent Kelly, 50, from Lostock, Bolton
  • Darren Kelly, 45, from Bolton but living in village of Isle, Whithorn
  • Christopher Davey, 51, from Northampton
  • Stephen Holding, 60, from Stoke-on-Trent
  • Benjamin Ogden, 27, from London

Five Chinese people, three Nepalese passengers and four crew members were also killed. Initial reports suggest the accident was caused by a bird strike.

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