Three dead after planes collide near Mt Everest

Sergio Conner
April 14, 2019

The injured have been sent to Kathmandu for treatment.

Three people were killed and four others injured when a small passenger plane collided with a parked helicopter in Nepal Sunday.

Eyewitnesses told HT that the accident occurred when the plane was preparing for take-off.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport is known as the gateway to Everest and is regarded the world's most risky because of its hard approach and short runway. Lukla is the starting point for those looking to trek to Mount Everest base camp.

In addition to the three fatalities, there were four people injured and airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter.

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The Twin Otter aircraft crashed into the helicopter at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, known as the gateway to the world's highest mountain, 125 km (78 miles) northeast of capital Kathmandu.

The co-pilot of the plane and a police official stationed at the airport for security were killed on the spot, while another policeman died in hospital, succumbing to a serious injury.

Nepal police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi was cited by New Zealand news service Stuff as saying that the dead included a pilot of the plane and two police officers standing near the parked helicopter.

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.

Lukla airport is used by climbers heading for the Everest region each and every year.

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