15 Dead in Northern Nepal Plane Crash

Pilot turned into mountain near airstrip

Dornier 228

Dornier 228     Photo: Superikonoskop/Wikimedia Commons

Fifteen people are dead and six are seriously injured after a small plane crashed into a hillside in Nepal on Monday morning. A Dornier 228 operated by Nepal-based Agni Air went down near Jomsom Airport, 125 miles northwest of Kathmandu. The dead include 13 Indian pilgrims headed to the Muktinath temple near Jomsom and two Nepalese pilots. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Two of the six survivors are infants.

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