Five killed in plane-helicopter crash on Italy glacier

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Rome (AFP)

Five people were killed when a helicopter collided with a light aircraft in the Alps in northern Italy, mountain rescue officials said.

Italy's mountain rescue service reported on Twitter "a crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft" above Rutor glacier, in the Aosta Valley near France, and sent two helicopters to help.

"Five dead ascertained," mountain rescue tweeted, having earlier said that two injured people had been evacuated by helicopter to hospital.