Small plane with 6 aboard crashes in Nepal

Story highlights

  • The plane was carrying a sick soldier
  • The cause of the crash is not known
  • 19 people died in a crash last month
Six people were killed when an army plane crashed in western Nepal, authorities said Wednesday.
The small Britten-Norman Islander aircraft went down Tuesday night as it was transporting a sick soldier from Nepalganj to the capital, Kathmandu, about 400 kilometers (248 miles) away.
The immediate cause of the crash was not known.
Last month, 19 people, including tourists, were killed when an aircraft returning to the capital from an Everest sightseeing trip hit a mountainside near Kathmandu.