Seven British tourists were among 19 people who died in a craft pile-up in Nepal.
The British victims were identified by internal ride association Sherpa Adventures as Raymond Eagle, 58, Christopher Davey, 51, Vincent Kelly, 50, Darren Kelly, 45, Timothy Oakes, 57, Stephen Holding, 60, and Benjamin Ogden, 27.
The group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and were due to start movement on Friday, were travelling with Hampshire-based ride association Explore Worldwide.
Managing executive Ashley Toft said: “We are ravaged by this news. Our thoughts are really most with a families of those affected, both in a UK and in Nepal.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) pronounced a families of a victims have all been informed.
Mr Toft pronounced a craft belonged to Nepal’s domestic airline Sita Air, that is authorized by airline authorities.
He added: “The continue was good. The craft was vacating for Lukla and a passengers were streamer for Everest Base Camp during a start of their trek.
“We have no some-more information during present.”
He pronounced a association was promulgation a deputy to Nepal and she would arrive in a nation on Saturday.
The twin-engine propeller Dornier craft crashed shortly after take-off during about 6.15am internal time nearby Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
Five Chinese people and 3 passengers and 4 organisation members from a Himalayan nation were also killed, with reports suggesting a collision was caused by a bird strike.
The British envoy to Nepal, John Tucknott, told Sky News: “Regretfully all those on house perished.
“Our thoughts during a impulse are with a families and friends of those who mislaid their lives.”
Asked about a means of a crash, Mr Tucknott said: “This is not a time to speculate, apparently there will be an atmosphere pile-up review and clearly we will have to wait to see what they find caused a atmosphere crash.”
He spoke after visiting Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, where a bodies of those who were killed were taken.
The craft was streamer easterly towards Lukla, a gateway to Mount Everest and a renouned end for trekkers, when it crashed nearby a Manohara River to a south west of a city.
The commander reported difficulty dual mins after take-off, and Tribhuvan International Airport central Ratish Chandra Suman pronounced a craft seemed to have been perplexing to spin behind to a airport.
Witnesses pronounced they listened screaming entrance from inside a craft before it crashed into a margin and pronounced it was already on glow before it strike a ground.
Harimaya Tamang, who lives nearby a pile-up site, said: “We suspicion a commander was perplexing to force land given it was on glow and a stream area had open space to land.
“The craft strike a ground, bounced once though it did not break. The craft was already on fire, a internal people rushed with buckets and attempted to put out a abandon though it was too prohibited and people could not get tighten enough.”
Footage showed a front territory of a craft was on glow when it strike a ground, and it seemed a commander attempted to land a craft on open belligerent beside a river.
The glow fast widespread to a rear, though a tail was still in one square during a pile-up site.
Photographs showed a vast glow emitting thick black plumes of smoke, with repelled locals station around.
They were incompetent to proceed a craft given of a glow and it took some time for firefighters to strech a area and move a glow underneath control.
Later images uncover soldiers and military sifting by a burnt disadvantage and charred remains, looking for bodies and papers to assistance brand a victims. One showed a Nepalese infantryman holding adult a British passport.
Thousands of Westerners conduct to a Himalayas each year to trek in a segment around Mount Everest, a world’s top peak.
The pile-up follows an avalanche on another Nepal rise on Sunday that killed 7 unfamiliar climbers and a Nepali guide.
It is also roughly a year to a day given another craft pile-up that killed all 19 people on board, nonetheless nothing were Britons.
The turboprop craft belonging to Buddha Air was carrying 13 unfamiliar tourists, 3 Nepalese passengers and 3 organisation members when it crashed in Bisankunarayan village, only a few miles south of Katmandu, on Sep 25 final year.
James McConnachie, co-author of The Rough Guide to Nepal, who has frequently visited a nation over a final 20 years, pronounced drifting in Nepal is “very dangerous indeed”.
He pronounced a alpine turf and law of domestic airlines were both “appalling”, with fuel mostly contaminated and some aircraft in a bad state of repair.
There had been around 24 vital crashes in Nepal given 1992, he added, though internal pilots are mostly rarely learned given of a contrast conditions they fly in.
“Regulation is lax and there are bad crashes though in my knowledge they (the pilots) are especially brilliant,” he said.
“They have to lift off unusual stunts only to get a planes down.”
He pronounced a airfield in Kathmandu was subsequent to a stream that was used as a balderdash dump, that captivated “a lot of birds” to a area.
He added: “It is only a really poor, hurtful country. You can't trust them (the aircraft) in utterly a same approach as we can in better-regulated countries.”
He pronounced drifting conditions were mostly terrible from mid-morning onwards, with complicated cloud and clever winds.
“There is a Nepalese observant ‘Don’t fly in clouds in Nepal – clouds have plateau in them’,” he said.
Philippa Oldham, conduct of ride during a Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Although it is too early to contend definitively what caused this atmosphere crash, suggestions have been done that a bird strike caused a inauspicious aircraft failure.
“Ninety per cent of bird strikes start during take-off or alighting of aircraft and a infancy of bird strikes lead to small repairs of a aircraft. But they can infrequently means aeroplane disaster – quite if a bird is really large.
“Bird strikes can be dangerous to both propeller and jet engine planes. In a box of propeller planes, there have been cases where bird strike has shop-worn windshields, propellers and even a fuselage – all of that can potentially have harmful consequences.
“Aerospace engineers recognize this as a reserve emanate and are building mechanism simulations to indication a effects and assistance lessen opposite a impact of bird strike.”
A mouthpiece for a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: “The British embassy can endorse that there was an atmosphere pile-up nearby Kathmandu airfield progressing this morning.
“We can endorse that there were British inhabitant fatalities. The embassy stays in hit with a Nepalese authorities.”
The Foreign Office has set adult a helpline for endangered kin on 020 7008 1500.