Plane hits two helicopters while taking off

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    A small plane suddenly changed the direction off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, which killed three people and injuring three says sources.

    This accident happened al Lukhla airport which is the main gateway to the Everest region and is reputed to be one of the most difficult in the world for landings and take offs.

    A co-pilot from Let-410 run by Summit Air Bound for Kathmandu and a police officer on the ground were killed on the spot, Ema Nath Adhikari Lukla Airport official told AFP where another policeman left his life in the hospital says another police official.

    The plane slipped towards the helipad during takeoff and collided with two helicopters and injured were sent to Kathmandu for treatment says officials adding that they were not sure about the incident.

    Lukhla Airport is used by the thousands of trekkers and climbers heading for the Everest region each year as it is the spring season climbing season will be busy. But the impoverished country has poor air safety record due to weak training and maintenance.

    Source : NDTV

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