Australian teacher identified as victim of Nepal's worst plane crash in 30 years

An Australian man has been identified as one of the many people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.

Myron William Love, 29, was a teacher, avid surfer and traveller from Bronte, Sydney.

The Yeti Airlines flight was travelling from Kathmandu to Pokhara when it crashed on Sunday (local time). Seventy people are confirmed dead and another two are still missing.

On Monday (local time) Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tweeted the government was aware there was an Australian on board.

"Incredibly sad news out of Nepal of a plane crashing with many passengers on board. The government is aware an Australian was on board and is urgently seeking information from Nepalese officials on the welfare of that passenger," Albanese tweeted.

Myron William Love has been identified as one of the people who died on board.
Myron William Love has been identified as one of the people who died on board. Photo credit: Warren Love// Facebook

According to 7 News Australia Love's friend posted on Instagram and paid tribute to his friend.

"It is with extreme sadness to say we have lost one of the best humans I have ever known," a Sydney-based artist posted under the Instagram username lesjak_atton.

The reason behind the crash is unknown as the forecast was reported as clear during the flight. The plane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been found, which will hopefully provide some information into how the crash happened.

The crash is Nepal's deadliest plane crash since 1992, when Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A300 crashed into a hillside and killed 167 people.

The search for the two missing people will resume on Tuesday morning (local time).