Plane hits 2 helicopters while taking off in Nepal, 3 killed

Last Updated: Apr 14 2019 16:49
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KATHMANDU- A plane hit two helicopters while taking off killing three people and injuring three others, officials said on Sunday.

The plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest at Lukla airport. The airport is considered to be one of the most difficult in the world for landings and take off.

A co-pilot from the Let-410 run by Summit Air bound for Kathmandu and a police officer on the ground were killed on the spot and another policeman died in hospital in Kathmandu.

The cause of the accident is still not clear.