Airplane Crash In Nepal's Himalayas Kills 15, Injures 6; Was Trying To Land At Jomsom Airport
An airplane has crashed while trying to land at Jomsom Airport, high up in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. 15 have died and six other have suffered injuries, some severe. Among the survivors were two Danish citizens.
The plane crashed while turning towards the Jomsom Airport, a gateway to the Muktinath temple, said Laxmi Raj Sharma, chief government administrator in the area. The airport is considered one of the most dangerous in the world with a landing strip that is just 1,742 feet long high up in the steep mountains surrounding the airport.
Rescue crews reached the site quickly because the plane crashed just very close to an Nepalese army base.
Danish passengers Emilie Joergensen and Andreas Rasch were taken to a nearby hospital and are expected to be ok, however all of the dead were either Nepalese or Indian.