Londoner named among Nepal plane crash victims

A recently qualified lawyer at a London solicitors has been confirmed as one of those killed in a plane crash in Nepal.

Graduate Benjamin Ogden, 27, was on the Sita Air flight which came down shortly after take off from Tribhuvan Airport in Katmandu.

He worked for Allen and Overy Solicitors and lived in the capital with his girlfriend. The firm described him as an excellent lawyer with “incredibly promising” career ahead of him.

Nineteen people, including seven Britons, died when the plane crashed into a river bank and burst into flames.

A spokesman for the firm said this afternoon: “Everyone at Allen & Overy is deeply shocked and saddened by the news that Ben Ogden was one of 19 people who were tragically killed in a plane crash in Nepal this morning.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.

“As well as being an excellent lawyer, Ben was a very popular member of the firm.

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“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”

The Britons have been named as Raymond Eagle, 58 Christopher Davey, 51, Vincent Kelly, 50, Darren Kelly, 45, Timothy Oakes, 57, Stephen Holding, 60.

They were identified by the Farnborough-based travel agency Explore Worldwide.

The cause of the disaster is still unknown.