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3 killed after small plane collides with helicopter in Nepal

14 April 2019, 07:12 | Glen Norman

3 killed after small plane collides with helicopter in Nepal

Hospital officials unload the dead body of a plane crash victim outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu Nepal Sunday

At least three people have been killed and four others injured at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal after a small plane crashed into a helicopter during a botched take-off.

The Summir Air plane was reportedly en route to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Tribhuvan International Airport spokesperson Pratap Babu Tiwari said that S Dhungana, co-pilot of the plane, and Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Bahadur Khadka, who was stationed at the helipad, were killed in the incident.

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

"All injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu and they are undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital", Pandey said, according to the report.

Both airlines are private companies serving locals and tourists in the remote areas of Nepal.

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The aircraft had hit the helicopters of Manang Air and Shree Air. The aircraft had hit the helicopters of Manang Air and Shree Air.

It is often referred to as one of the most hard and unsafe airports in the world because of a short runway (527 metres) and challenging terrain. The airfield is notorious for its short runway and perilous approach, sitting at an elevation of over 2,800 meters.

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In February a helicopter carrying seven people including the country's tourism minister crashed in bad weather in eastern Nepal, killing seven all on board.



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