INQUESTS into the deaths of two brothers from Bolton killed in a Nepal plane crash will be held next month.
Vincent Kelly, aged 50, and Darren Kelly, aged 45, were among 19 people killed in the crash on September 28, 2012.
Five other British tourists — Raymond Eagle, 58, Christopher Davey, 51, Timothy Oakes, 57, Stephen Holding, 60, and Benjamin Ogden, 27 — died in the crash.
An inquest will be held into the deaths of the seven tourists at Warrington Coroners Court on Tuesday, April 8. The hearing is expected to last one day.
Vincent Kelly, of The Hamlet Lostock, a married father of two children, was an avid fundraiser for Bolton Lads and Girls’ Club. He had raised funds to help the club replace its old Astroturf sports pitch by cycling 874 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2011.
Mr Kelly, who worked at Doric Developments, had planned to take part in and Atlantic rowing challenge to raise money for the charity’s mentoring scheme.
He was described by friends as a “fantastic and genuine guy”.
His younger brother, Darren, was married and known for his passion for diving and living. His widow, Jannine said he was “kind, thoughtful and always enjoyed a chat and a joke”.
He was as a property developer and businessman who was said to be semi-retired. He had moved to the Isle of Whithorn, a village in southern Galloway. His last address was listed as Canada Street, Heatherley, Stockport.
The brothers grew up in Bolton and were laid to rest at a joint ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Deane.
The twin-engine propeller Dornier plane crashed shortly after take-off at about 6.15am local time near Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
Five Chinese people and three passengers and four crew members from the Himalayan country were also killed.