Mountain rescuer workers on Saturday recovered the bodies of 2 people, raising the death toll from the collision between a helicopter and Aircraft.
Two people were hospitalised after the crash in the Aosta Valley near France, which appeared to have happened just after the helicopter took off, unaware that the aircraft was landing, Italian media reported.
The helicopter was carrying a German alpine guide and 4 heli-skiers, while the aircraft was a French 4-seater tourist Jodel plane with 3 people on board.
All on the helicopter, including pilot, were killed, along with one of the people from the plane. A French and a Swiss national from the Jodel were seriously injured.
The Alpine Rescue Service said a Civil Protection helicopter with technicians on board and a second chopper with a doctor are on their way to the accident site.