Aircraft with 21 on board crashes in Nepal; survivors reported

Other News Materials 14 May 2012 10:21 (UTC +04:00)

An aircraft carrying 21 people, including three children, crashed Monday at an airport in north-western Nepal, aviation authorities said, Xinhua reported.

At least five people survived with serious injuries and seven bodies had been recovered from the wreckage, government-run Nepal Television reported.

The Dornier 9N-AIG aircraft was flying from the tourist town of Pokhara in western Nepal to Jomsom in the mountainous district of Mustang when it crashed upon landing at the Jomson airport, said Ritishchandra Lal Suman, managing director of Nepal's aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority.

The army, police and local residents were helping with rescue efforts.