Sept. 28 Photo Brief: Deadly Nepali plane crash, Bond under the hammer, Colombian pole dancers and no wife for Jesus

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The Vatican claims the ancient papyrus mentioning Jesus’ wife is a fake, a bird causes a deadly plan crash in Nepal killing all 19 passengers, ladies compete in the annual Colombian pole dancing contest, London consumers and tattoo enthusiasts flock to the “50 Years of James Bond – the Auction” and the International London Tattoo convention and more in today’s daily brief.

British, Chinese among 19 dead in Nepal plane crash
Gopal Sharma | Reuters
3:38 a.m. EDT, September 28, 2012

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A small plane struck a bird and crashed shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Friday, killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers, officials said.

The crash of the propeller-driven Dornier aircraft was the sixth fatal air accident in less than two years in Nepal, where more than a dozen small private carriers often brave bad weather to fly to mountain areas served by no proper road network.

Tourism officials said the latest accident could deter foreign tourists from embarking on treks in Nepal. Many of the dead were trekkers.

Rescuers pulled charred bodies from the smoldering wreckage in a field on a riverbank near the airport. The Dornier, one of three operated by private firm Sita Air, was bound on a clear morning for Lukla – a gateway to Mount Everest.

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