Five killed as helicopter and small plane collide above Italian Alps

Five killed as helicopter and small plane collide above Italian Alps
A mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft above the Italian Alps has resulted in the deaths of at least five people. (Reuters)
Updated 25 January 2019

Five killed as helicopter and small plane collide above Italian Alps

Five killed as helicopter and small plane collide above Italian Alps
  • At least five dead in mid-air collision between helicopter and light aircraft above Italian Alps
  • La Repubblica website said the accident took place close to the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley

ROME: A mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft above the Italian Alps has killed at least five people, local media reported on Friday.
La Repubblica website said the accident took place close to the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley, some 80 km (50 miles) northwest of the city of Turin.
The newspaper said at least two people were seriously injured in the incident. It was not immediately clear how the accident happened or who was aboard the two aircraft.