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Six Survivors Reported From Nepal Plane Crash

Officials in Nepal say as many as six people have survived a plane crash in the northern Himalayas.

The plane was carrying 21 people when it went down while trying to land at a mountain airstrip on May 14.

Officials are quoted as saying 15 people onboard the aircraft were killed, but six have survived.

AP quoted police official Nareswor Aryal as saying two pilots and a flight attendant -- all Nepalese -- along with 16 Indians and two Westerners were onboard the flight, which was operated the Nepalese Agri Air company.

The plane crashed while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport, a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking area.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa