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Three people have died in a plane crash in Nepal, at what is regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous airports.

The plane veered off the runway and hit a stationary helicopter at Lukla Airport, the main gateway to the Everest region.

Lukla Airport is located at an altitude of 2,845m. The runway is short and surrounded by mountains, making it extremely difficult for takeoff and landing.

Two dead and five injured after plane crashes into helicopter in Nepal
A view of the crash site of a domestic Summit Air aircraft and a helicopter at Lukla Airport, Solukhumbu district, Nepal.

The pilot of the plane and two police officers standing near the helicopter died. Three other people were injured.

Both aircraft belonged to companies involved in taking climbers, tourists and locals to the Everest region.

 

Via BBC