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Co-pilot, 2 policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A small passenger plane veered off the runway while taking off and hit two parked helicopters at airport in Nepal's region on Sunday, killing a and two policemen, officials said.

The incident occurred as the plane - a Twin Otter belonging to Summit Air - with registration 9N-AMH skidded off the runway while preparing to take off and hit helicopters parked 30-50 metres from the runway, the Post reported.

S Dhungana, of the plane, and Ram Bahadur Khadka, who was stationed at the helipad, were killed in the incident, spokesperson was quoted as saying by the paper.

Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, who was injured in the crash 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 aircraft had hit the helicopters of and

airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary airport, is often referred to as one of the most difficult and dangerous airports in the world because of a short runway (527 metres) and challenging terrain.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 15:00 IST