KATHMANDU: Two people, including a Chinese tourist, were killed on Thursday when an ultra-light aircraft crashed in bad weather in Nepal’s resort town of Pokhara. Pilot Stephen Shrestha and a Chinese national died when the ultra-light aircraft crashed after slamming into a hill near the Shanti Stupa in Pumdibhumdi village in Pokhara, 210 kilometres west from here, according to police. Ultra-light aircraft is popular among tourists for sightseeing in the Pokhara Valley and the Annapurna mountain range. The bodies have been sent for postmortem. It was raining and the sky was cloudy when the accident took place, eyewitnesses said. The ultra-light aircraft belongs to Avia Club Nepal, which has started the flight since 1997. Over 5,00,000 tourists visit Nepal every year, mostly from neighbouring India and China, and tourism is one of the major contributors to the economy of the impoverished Himalayan nation.