Sunday, 14 April 2019

Plane crash in Nepal leaves three dead

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An aircraft has veered off the runway and collided with a stationary helicopter at Lukla Airport, the main gateway to the Everest region in Nepal, killing three people.

According to reports, the pilot of the small plane and two police officers standing close to the helicopter died in the incident and another three were injured. The aircraft are both understood to belong to firms specialising in taking climbers and tourists to and from the mountains. 

According to local officials, the weather at the time of the incident on Saturday was good and a full investigation had already begun.

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