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Twin Otter crash in Nepal reportedly kills 18

A turboprop aircraft operated by privately owned Yeti Airlines has reportedly crashed while on a domestic flight in the mountainous Himalayan nation of Nepal, killing 18 of the 19 people on board.

Reports from Nepal say the aircraft, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashed while on approach to the eastern city of Lukla's airport at around 08:00. It was on a domestic flight from Kathmandu.

The reports quote government officials as saying one person on board survived the crash while 18 people, 14 of them German and Australian nationals, were killed.

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