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Tourists among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


People gather around the burning wreckage at the crash site of a Sita Air airplane near Katmandu, Nepal, early Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

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A Nepalese police officer instructs police personnel at the crash site.

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Rescue team members move bodies found in the wreckage.

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A woman cries at the crash site.

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Police move the remains of a Sita Air airplane at the crash site.

NBC News wire reports — A plane carrying trekkers to the Everest region crashed and caught fire just after takeoff Friday in Nepal's capital, killing 19 people.

The victims included British, Chinese and Nepali passengers, authorities said.

The pilot of the domestic Sita Air flight reported trouble two minutes after takeoff, and Katmandu airport official Ratish Chandra Suman said the pilot appeared to have been trying to turn back. Read the full story.

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