May 15, 2012 in Nation/World

Nepal air crash kills 15

Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal – A plane crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas while trying to land at an airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people and injuring six, some critically.

It was carrying two pilots and a flight attendant – all Nepalese – along with 16 Indians and two Danish citizens, both of whom survived, officials said.

The plane was turning to land at Jomsom Airport when it crashed, said Laxmi Raj Sharma, chief government administrator in the area.

It broke into pieces but did not catch fire.

Rescue was swift because the plane crashed just a few yards from an army camp at Jomsom.

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