Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision

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Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision

Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision

IANS   ¦    Apr 14, 2019 03:19:03 PM (IST)

Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision-1Kathmandu: At least three people were killed on Sunday, April 14, when a plane collided with a parked helicopter while taking off from an airport in Nepal's Lukla town, a major gateway to Mt Everest.

The police said the incident occurred at around 9.10 a.m. at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport after the Summit airplane took the wrong direction on take-off and hit the chopper, reports The Himalayan Times.

Four people, including the pilot of the helicopter, have been injured in the incident and were airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment.

According to the airport official, two victims died on the spot while the third succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

The plane had no passengers onboard during the collision.