Travel insurance carriers often provide information about current events that affect coverage. This can include weather events, civil or political unrest or health warnings. Such travel alerts are available in newsletters, blogs or on the carrier’s website. The following is a travel alert from HTH regarding the deaths of 14 passengers on a plane in Nepal.
August 24, 2010. Some 14 killed, including six foreigners, in plane crash in Nepal
SOURCE: Altegrity Risk International
All 14 passengers and crew members were killed when a German-built turboprop passenger plane operated by a Nepalese airline crashed near Shikharpur village, some 80km (50 miles) south of Kathmandu, reports indicated on August 24th. The plane was reportedly carrying six foreigners: four U.S. nationals, one Japanese, and one British man. The plane had been flying to Lukla, a popular trekking spot in the Mount Everest region of eastern Nepal. The airline authority of Nepal claimed that the plane was called back to Kathmandu because of bad weather. Soldiers managed to reach the crash site and recovered the bodies.