Four dead, two injured as tourist plane and helicopter collide in mid-air over Alps (Updated)

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Four people died and two were injured after a tourist plane and a helicopter collided in mid-air over the Italian Alps. The aircraft were flying over a glacier in the northwestern region of Val d’Aosta at around 10,000ft when the crash happened.

Neither their conditions nor the moments leading up to the collision were immediately known. An alpine rescue helicopter was responding at the scene.

TgCom reports “A helicopter collided with a tourist plane in the Rutor glacier area in La Thuile , Valle d’Aosta. This was announced by the national body of mountain rescue , according to which some helicopters started from the bases of Ivrea, Turin and Borgo Sesia, while a medical team is already present at the accident site. According to an initial assessment there would be four dead and two wounded.”

 

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