May 14th, 2012
02:37 AM ET

Plane crashes in Nepal, killing 14

A small plane crashed as it attempted to land in a mountainous area of Nepal on Monday, killing 14 of the 21 people on board, an aviation official said.

The plane was coming into land at the airport at Jomsom, a popular tourist town in central Nepal, when it crashed, said Purusottam Shakya, deputy director of air traffic service operations in Kathmandu.

There were three crew members on board the plane and 18 passengers, most of whom were Indian, according to Shakya.

The seven survivors were being transferred to the town of Pokhara, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu.

Jomsom is the gateway to Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus from Nepal and India.

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  1. banasy©

    This is awful.
    My condolences to the families of those who persished and a hope for a fast recovery to those injured.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. PEDO BEAR

    I blame the 3-legged bear.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER

    It's okay. Everything is okay, of course.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sharine

    i love this because its about news and excitement and i love that!! I really feel bad about all the people who are hurting and dying and that truely is sad. I say we need to help those poor homeless people and we need to make a big difference for the whole entire world!!!!!! Now who with me? I really like helping a lot of people and mostly homeless people too! But I don't want this to happen again. So that sit. Oh one more thing, My name is Sharine and I'm the one who wrote this so thank me as soon as possible ok? Thanks!!!!!! I love this and its my favorite newscast ever!!!

    May 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |