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Three dead, four injured in Nepal plane crash

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According to the information given by the aviation officer, in an incident that took place in Nepal’s Everest region killed at least three people and four others got injured after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter.

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The crash occurred while the plane belonging to Summit Air was trying to take off from Lukla for Kathmandu on Sunday morning, said aviation official Raj Kumar Chhetri. He said the plane skidded off the runaway, hitting the helicopter of Manang Air.

Both are private airline companies that cater to tourists and Nepalese in the country’s remote areas.

The injured were airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter, Nepal police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said. He said that police teams reached the scene of the crash and were coordinating efforts to avoid fire at the airport.

The dead included a pilot of the plane and two police officers who were near the parked helicopter.

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A civil administrator, Narendra Kumar Lama, said the four passengers and a flight attendant on the plane were safe.

Following the crash, authorities suspended services at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest.

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