KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said that a rescue team has reached the site where the Agni Air Dornier aircraft crashed on Tuesday morning, killing all 14 people on board.
Organising a press conference this after afternoon, CAAN officially informed that the victims include six foreigners including four Americans, one Briton and one Japanese, and other Nepalis including three crew members.
CAAN said a Fishtail choppper landed in Bastipur of Makawanpur district near the incident site at 11:17 a.m.
However, Nepal Army's MI-18 helicopter carrying rescuers and medical team was forced to land at a place two miles away from the site due to adverse weather conditions.
According to Nepal Army spokesperson Ramindra Chhetri, the aircraft crashed at a paddy field near a school in Bastipur.
The security personnel have cordoned off the site to protect the bodies and the parts of aircraft that have scattered in an area with 100 metre radius.
Incessant rainfall, flood and landslide in the remote village in the hilly region of the district has affected the rescue operation.
The Nepal Army informed that the bodies will be collected as soon as a medical team and police reach the site.