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Runway accident near Everest kills three

As the season to climb and, this year, clean Mount Everest is set to begin, a small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three others, officials said.  
Apr 15, 2019
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KATHMANDU: As the season to climb and, this year, clean Mount Everest is set to begin, a small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three others, officials said.
 
The accident happened at Lukla airport, which is the main gateway to the Everest region and reputedly, one of the most difficult sites in the world for landings and take-offs.
 
A co-pilot of the turbo-prop Let-410 plane run by Summit Air bound for Kathmandu and a police officer on the ground were killed on the spot, Lukla airport officials said. Another policeman died in hospital in Kathmandu, news reports said.
 

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