Tourist plane and helicopter crash above glacier in Italian Alps, killing at least five – Fox News

A tourist plane and a helicopter have crashed above the Rutor glacier in northwestern Italy, killing at least five and injuring two.

The accident happened in the Acosta Valley. It is unclear if the passengers who died were on the plane, the helicopter, or both.

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Two helicopters carrying medical personnel and technicians have been dispatched to the site.

Mountain rescue tweeted: “Five dead ascertained.”

La Stampa, the Italian newspaper, said it remains unclear how many passengers in total were traveling on the plane and the helicopter.

Alpine rescue corps spokesman Walter Milan told the Associated Press that the accident occurred at an altitude of around 3,000 meters (9.843 feet).

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