Published: Вт, Апреля 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Three dead in horrific plane crash into helicopter near Mount Everest

Three dead in horrific plane crash into helicopter near Mount Everest

Three people have died, and four others have been left injured after a plane and helicopter crashed into each other near Mt Everest.

Aviation officials said that the cause of the accident was unclear.

The incident took place as the aircraft lost control on the runway while preparing to take off and hit two parked helicopters.

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

Five people sustained injuries in the incident and were taken to Kathmandu for treatment.

"All injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu and they are undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital", Pandey was quoted as saying.

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Civil administrator Narendra Kumar Rama was cited by Stuff as saying that four passengers and a flight attendant on the plane were safe.

Photo taken on April 14, 2019 shows the site of aircraft collision at Lukla airport in Solukhumbu, Nepal.

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

Tenzing-Hillary airport is often referred to as the world's most unsafe airport because of the short runway and hard approach.

Following the crash, authorities suspended services at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest. Only helicopters and small winged aircraft are allowed in this airspace.

In February this year, a chopper carrying seven people including the country's Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari crashed in bad weather in Taplejung district of eastern Nepal, killing all seven on board.

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