3 killed as plane hits two helicopters while taking off in Nepal

Hospital officials get ready to unload from a helicopter the dead bodies of plane crash victims outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu Nepal Sunday

Assistant Sub-Inspector Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, who was injured in the crash and airlifted to Kathmandu, died while undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital, the paper said, citing hospital sources.

'The plane slipped towards the helipad during take-off and collided with two helicopters.

Three people have been killed and four injured after a plane crashed during takeoff near Mount Everest.

Locals said a Summit Air plane collided with a Manang Air helicopter that was parked at Lukla airport.

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The plane crashed into two helicopters, parked some 30 metres from the runway, the official added.

"Another police officer died in a hospital in Kathmandu".

The four passengers and a flight attendant were safe.

Debris of the ill-fated plane is seen at site of an airplane crash in Lukla, Nepal, on April 14, 2019.

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"We have received preliminary information that the plane taking off from the airport lost control and hit the chopper", Chief District Officer (CDO) of Solukhumbu Narendra Kumar Rai told Setopati.

It is also popular as Lukla is the place where most people begin to climb the Mount Everest Base Camp.

The airport - called the gateway to Mount Everest - is one of the world's most unsafe because of the short runway and the mountainous surroundings. It's open only to helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft.

Both are private airline firms that cater to tourists and Nepalese in the country's remote areas. However, the identity of the people killed in the crash is still unknown.

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