4 Indians people were killed in a Plan Crash in Nepal, A private plane with 21 people was crashed in mountain airstrip in northern Nepal while trying to land at high-altitude Jomsom airport. The injured people were taken to a nearby hospital. Five people were among survivors which include some Indians. Rescue team has been rushed to the spot.
The Dornier aircraft belonging to the private Agni Airlines crashed Eads’s when it hit the top of the hill near Pokhara while returning to the Jomsom airport, said an official at the Rescue Coordination Committee of Tribhuvan International Airport. There were 21 people on board including one pilot, 14 of them were killed.
Police official Nareswor Aryal said 14 people are Indian and two passengers are Westerners.
Eight people aboard, including three crew members and four Indians, were rescued alive from the crash site. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital in Pokhara, where the conditions of the four Indians were criticisms.
Chief government administrator Mr. Laxmi Raj Sharma said ” Four survivors in critical condition were flown by helicopter to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment”.
The high altitude Jomsom airport, about 200 km north of the capital, is a gateway to a popular tourism and trekking destination located more than 2600 m above sea level.