KATHMANDU, Nepal – A small plane carrying 11 people crashed Friday in mountainous western Nepal, in the country's second deadly plane accident this week, officials said.
Government official Padamlal Lamichane said at least one person had died according to initial reports.
He said the plane belonging to Kasthamandap Airlines appeared to have technical trouble and attempted to land on a farmer's field near the top of a mountain. It crashed near Tilkha village, about 250 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu, he said.
The plane, which was carrying nine passengers and two crew members, was en route from Nepalgunj town to the mountain village of Jumla. The weather was clear along the route.
Police and army rescuers were on their way to the remote site and a helicopter was called in from Kathmandu.
The crash came two days after another plane crashed in bad weather in central Nepal, killing all 23 on board, including a Chinese and a Kuwaiti.
Much of Nepal is mountainous and flying is difficult.