A helicopter and a light aircraft collided on the border between France and Italy border and at least five people is expected to be died at the crash.
The rescue team has recovered two injured from the crash site, Italy’s mountain rescue service (CNSAS) tweeted.
— Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico (@cnsas_official) January 25, 2019
The air crash occurred at Rutor glacier near La Thuile in the Aosta valley.Rescuers were equipped with metal-cutting tools. The injured are being taken to hospital.The rescue mission is still ongoing.
It is still unclear how the collision happened or who was on board the aircraft.La Thuile is a popular ski resort in north-west Italy and one of the favourite destinations of the adventure junkies.