Nepalese turboprop crashes: 15 reported dead

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Published: May 14, 2012

An Agni Air (AG) turboprop has crashed Monday near Jomsom Airport (JMO) in northern Nepal. Fifteen of the 21 people onboard are believed to have died, according to news reports.

The BBC said the Dornier 228—AG’s only 228—crashed into a hillside shortly after abandoning efforts to land at JMO because of strong winds.

An AG 228 crashed in August 2010, killing all 14 people onboard ( ATW Daily News, Aug. 25, 2010 ).

AG began operations in 2006. It has three Jetstream 41s as well as the 228.

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