Four killed as helicopter and small plane collide above Italian Alps: Media

The moon rises over the alps in Val Gardena, northern Italy.
The moon rises over the alps in Val Gardena, northern Italy.PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (REUTERS) - A mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft above the Italian Alps has killed at least five people, rescuers said on Friday (Jan 25).

Italy's alpine rescue corps posted a video of the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley, some 80km north-west of the city of Turin, with one of the aircraft partly submerged in deep snow.

They found two survivors.

It was not immediately clear how the accident happened or who was aboard the aircraft.