Kathmandu, Nepal (BBN)– At least 16 people have been feared dead as a local company’s plan carrying 21 people on board crashed in the country’s northern Mustang district Monday morning.
The Agni Airline, carrying 18 passengers and three crew members crashed at 9:30 am (local time), while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport, according to reports.
The Jomsom Airport is a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking destination. It is about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital.
Five passengers including two children, two foreigners and an air hostess have been rescued, police said.
BBN/SSR/AD-14May12-11:50 am (BST)