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3 killed in plane crash in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

At least three people were killed when a small plane veered off the runway while taking off and hit two parked helicopters at airport in Nepal's region on Sunday, officials said.

The incident occurred as the plane skidded off the runway while preparing to take off and hit helicopters parked at the Lukla-based helipad which is 30-50 metres from the runway, the Post reported.

Co-pilot S Dhungana and Ram Bahadur Khadka, who was stationed at the helipad, were killed in the incident, was quoted as saying by the paper.

Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, who was injured in the incident and airlifted to Kathmandu, died while undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital, the paper said, citing hospital sources.

RB Rokaya who was flying the aircraft and of Manang Air, who was in the helicopter, were injured in the incident. They are receiving treatment at and are said to be out of danger, it said.

The uncontrolled aircraft had hit the helicopters of and

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 12:35 IST