The Himalayan country's Civil Aviation Authority has reported that a plane caught fire and crashed killing 19 people Friday according to CNN
. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.
According to NDTV
the crash killed “12 foreigners, including seven British and five Chinese tourists. The remaining seven, including three crew members, are Nepalese” according to national police spokesperson Binod Singh.
According to Singh the plane crashed shortly after leaving the airport in Nepal at around 6:30 am. The pilots apparently attempted to land safely but were unable due to the fire.