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16 April 2019, 03:46 | Glen Norman
3 killed as plane crashes into helicopter at Mount Everest airfield (PHOTOS)
At least three people were killed when a Summit Air plane collided with a parked (Manang Air) helicopter while taking off for Ramechhap at Lukla airport in Nepal on Sunday morning.
While the reason for the incident is still unknown, one CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal) authority said the pilot in command was unable to control the vehicle after feeding power to the plane's systems; ultimately skidding 30-50 meters from the runway and crashing into the two helicopters in the helipad.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, who was injured in the incident and airlifted to Kathmandu, died at Grande Hospital, hospital sources said. The co-pilot of the plane, which was operated by the private airline Summit Air, was killed along with two security guards on the ground.
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Senior government official Narendra Rana, who was involved in the rescue operations, told Xinhua that the four passengers and a flight attendant on the plane were safe.
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.
The plane crash at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Nepal left three people dead, injuring four others. Only helicopters and small winged aircraft are allowed in this airspace.
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Sitting at an elevation of 2,845 metres, it is used by thousands of trekkers and climbers heading for the Everest region each year.
In May 2017, a cargo flight was landing in Lukla when it lost altitude and crashed into a mountain below the runway, killing both pilots.
Lukla airport is the nearest airport to Mount Everest, while April-May is the peak climbing season in the Himalayan country.
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