Nineteen tourists, including 13 foreigners, were killed when the plane they were riding in to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal on Sunday.

Ten Indians, two Americans and one Japanese were among the victims, Tourism Secretary Ganeshraj Joshi said.

The turboprop plane, which belong to Buddha Air, also carried three Nepalese passengers and three crew members when it crash in Bisankunarayan village, just a few miles south of the capital, Katmandu, The Associated Press reported.

According to a witness, identified as Haribol Poudel, the plane hit the roof of a house in the village and broke into several pieces. No casualties from the ground were reported.

Poudel told Avenues Television it was foggy and visibility was low in the mountainous ares.

Rewant Kuwar, an official at Katmandu's International airport rescue office, said 18 bodies were pulled out of the plane's wreckage, and another victim died after being rushed to a hospital.

The two Americans were identified as Andrew Wade and Natalie Neilan; the Japanese citizen was Toshinori Uejima. Their hometowns and other details were not released.