MILAN — A midair collision between a small tourist airplane and a helicopter carrying skiers to a glacier in the northwestern Italian region of Val d'Aosta killed five people Friday, Italy's national alpine rescue corps said.
Alpine rescue corps spokesman Walter Milan said the crash happened at an altitude of about 3,000
The dynamics of the collision remained unclear as rescue crews worked to remove the bodies. The identities and nationalities of the victims haven't been released.
The Rutor glacier covers nine square
The Associated Press