An 228-200 Dornier operated by Agni Air crashed in Nepal

An 228-200 Dornier operated by Agni Air crashed in Nepal

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A small plane, with 21 people on board, crashed in Nepal on Monday morning, killing 15 passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot.

Agni Air (Kathmandu) reported a tragic accident involving a Dornier 228-200 turboprop. This morning, a Dornier 228-200 9N-AIG (MSN 8216) aircraft operated a charter flight from Pokhara to Jomson with 18 passengers (16 Indian tourists and 2 Danish) and three crew members.

While attempting to land at Jomson Airport in the Annapurna Mountains area, the plane overtook the runway and tried to make another lap. At that moment, the plane touched down the mountain and crashed, killing 15 from the 21 people on board.

Survivors included 2 children from India, the Danish 2, a flight attendant and an Indian 45 for years. They suffered serious injuries and were transported by helicopter to Pokhara.

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