July 29, 2014

Plane carrying 21passengers crashes in Nepal

By Sajad - Mon May 14, 9:58 am

A plane carrying 21 people crashed on Monday while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in Nepal’s northern Himalayas, police said.

Police said the plane crashed Monday while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport, a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking area. It belongs to local airline company Agri Air.

Four survivors in critical condition were flown by helicopter to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment, said Laxmi Raj Sharma, chief government administrator in the area.

Rescuers also recovered at least nine bodies from the wreckage site, Sharma said. Their identification is still unknown.

police official Nareswor Aryal said, Sixteen people are Indian and two passengers are Westerners.

The place, where the accident took place is known to be a popular trekking and tourist destination.

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