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Plane crashes into helicopter, killing three
    2019-04-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A SMALL passenger plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Nepal yesterday, killing at least three people and injuring four others, officials said.

The crash occurred while the plane, a Twin Otter belonging to Summit Air, was trying to take off from Lukla for Kathmandu yesterday morning, said aviation official Raj Kumar Chhetri. He said the plane skidded off the runaway, hitting the helicopter of Manang Air.

Both are private airline companies that cater to tourists and Nepalese in the country’s remote areas.

The injured were airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter, Nepal police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said. He said that police teams reached the scene of the crash and were coordinating efforts to avoid a fire at the airport.

The dead included a pilot of the plane and two police officers who were near the parked helicopter.

A civil administrator, Narendra Kumar Rama, said the four passengers and a flight attendant on the plane were safe.

Following the crash, authorities suspended services at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Qomolangma. The airport is often referred to as the world’s most dangerous because of the short runway and difficult approach. (SD-Agencies)

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