A Plane hits Two Helicopters In Nepal, 3 Killed

3 killed as plane crashes into helicopter at Mount Everest airfield (PHOTOS)

3 killed in aircraft accident near Everest: The wreckage of a Summit Air turbo-prop plane lying in between two helicopters on an airstrip at Nepal's Lukla Airport after the plane hit them during take-off yesterday.

At least four persons including Manang Air Pilot CB Gurung have been also been injured in the crash, the report added.

The death toll climbed to three after another policeman, who had been seriously injured and airlifted to the capital city Kathmandu, passed away at the Grande Hospital, the Nepal Police Headquarters said.

The incident occurred after Summit Air aircraft with crew members on board took the wrong direction on take-off and hit the nearby parked chopper, District Police Office in Solukhumbu said.

"Another police officer died in a hospital in Kathmandu".

Bodies of the deceased have been airlifted to Kathmandu for postmortem.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport is known as the gateway to Everest and is regarded the world's most unsafe because of its hard approach and short runway.

Tenzing Hillary Airport is often referred to as the world's most unsafe because of the short runway and hard approach.

The Tenzing-Hillary Airport sits at an elevation of just over 9,000 feet.

Because of the extreme danger of flying in the mountains of Nepal, AirlineRatings.com does not safety rate any airlines or helicopter companies in the country.

Last month, seven people, including Nepal's tourism minister were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Nepal.

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