A small plane owned by a private company crashed in northwest Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people including 13 Indians, an official said.
The Dornier aircraft owned by private Agni Air company was carrying 18 passengers and a crew of three on a flight from the resort town of Pokhara to Jomsom when it crashed while landing at the mountain airstrip.
Six survivors had been taken to a hospital in Pokhara and the condition of at least one of them is critical, Kathmandu airport official Mahesh Shrestha said. Seen here is air hostess Roshni Saiju being brought to the hospital for treatment after being rescued from the crash site, at Pokhara airport.
Two Danish tourists were among those rescued. Seen here is Anoreas Rasch from Denmark, being brought in for treatment after being rescued from the crash site.
This photograph, taken on April 25, 2012, shows passengers boarding an Agni Air Dornier Do 228 light passenger aircraft at northern Nepal's Jomsom Airport.
Jomsom, about 125 km northwest of Kathmandu, is a gateway for trekking in the region where Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th highest mountain, is located.
Tens of thousands of hikers and foreign tourists go to Mount Everest and other trekking routes to see the lofty Himalayan peaks every year.