6 Survive Nepal Plane Crash

Aircraft hits hill on approach to Jomsom airport
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 14, 2012 4:40 AM CDT
An unidentified survivor of a plane crash is carried for treatment to a nearby city of Pokhara, Nepal.   (AP Photo/Bharat Koirala)
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(Newser) – A plane carrying 21 people crashed in the Himalayas this morning as it was attempting a landing in the north of Nepal. At least 15 people were killed, reports the BBC. The Agni Air plane crashed into a hillside about a mile from the Jomsom airport, a hub for trekkers. The injured, including two children, are being treated at a nearby hospital. Most of the fliers were from India and were believed to be traveling to the Muktinath temple, which is popular with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. CNN reports that a technical problem interfered with the plane's ability to land normally.

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