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Buddha Air plane crashes, 18 dead, one rescued alive

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Buddha Air’s beech craft crashed while returning back to the capital from a mountain flight in Lamatar Kotdanda of Lalitpur on Sunday morning.

19 passengers, ten Indian, six European and three Nepali crew members were onboard during the time of the accident.

It has been learnt that one person has been rescued alive and 18 are feared dead. So far only ten bodies have been recovered from the accident site.

Captain JB Tamrakar, Captain Padma Adhikari and air hostess Asmita Shrestha were the members of the crew.