Nepal plane crash kills 15, including 13 Indians

By REUTERS
May 14, 2012 11:11

A small plane owned by a private company crashed in northwest Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people including 13 Indians, officials said.

The Dornier aircraft owned by private Agni Air company was carrying 18 passengers and a crew of three on a flight from the resort town of Pokhara to Jomsom when it crashed while landing at the mountain airstrip.

"Among those killed are 13 Indians and two Nepalis," Kathmandu airport official Mahesh Shrestha said.

Six survivors had been taken to a hospital in Pokhara and the condition of at least one of them is critical, he said.

Two Danish tourists were among those rescued.


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