26 Sep 2011

Flight recorder recovered from plane

8:50 am on 26 September 2011

The black box flight recorder has been recovered from the wreckage of a small plane carrying foreign tourists on a sightseeing trip around Mount Everest.

The plane crashed near Nepal's capital Kathmandu at 7.34am on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board.

Aviation accidents are relatively common in Nepal, particularly during the summer monsoon.