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Fifteen people killed in Nepal plane crash


Fifteen people killed in Nepal plane crash

Fifteen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Six other people onboard the aircraft, operated by Agni Air, were also injured – including two Danish nationals.

The Dornier plane came down during a landing attempt at Jomsom airport in northern Nepal, around 200 kilometres northwest of the capital Katmandu.

It was enroute from the Nepalese city of Pokhara, where survivors were taken for treatment.

Jomsom airport is a gateway for trekkers and religious pilgrims on their way to the Muktinath temple.

It has a reputation as of one of the world’s most dangerous airfields, perched on mountainous terrain more than two and a half thousand metres above sea level.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai issued a statement after the crash, expressing his condolences.