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Two killed, one injured in Summit Air crash in Lukla, Nepal


SOLUKHUMBU: Two people were killed and one was injured when a Summit Air plane met with an accident while taking-off from Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, Mt Everest Transit point Nepal this morning. The deceased have been identified as co-pilot of the Summit Air S Dhungana and Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Bahadur Khadka who was deployed at the Airport for security reason, according to the Civil Aviation Authority, Lukla In-Charge, Jhamanath Adhikari.
Injured in the incident was security personnel Rudra Bahadur Shrestha.
The accident occurred as the Summit Air 9N-AMH that was about to take off from the airport to Ramechhap hit a parked helicopter at 9:20 am today as it skidded off the runway.
The airplane had caught a fire immediately after hitting the chopper.
Four passengers in the Summit Air have remained unscathed.
The accident occurred as the Summit Air aircraft that was about to take off from the airport hit a parked helicopter at 9.20 am today, the Chief District Officer of Solukhumbu district, Narendra Kumar Rana, said. Mt. Everest transit point Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is the Number One Most Dangerous Airport in the World. The number people on board is not ascertained. Jeet Bahadur Karki, an eye-witness, said the airplane had caught fire immediately after hitting the chopper. Details of the incident are awaited.

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