3 Killed in Plane Crash Near Mount Everest

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Plane similar to the one involved in the crash.

Three people are dead and three others are injured after a small plane left the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest.

The accident happened at Lukla airport. The airport serves as the main gateway to the Everest region.

A program titled Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010, rated the airport as the most dangerous airport in the world for over 20 years.

It remains unclear what caused the accident.

The co-pilot of the turbo-prop Let-410 plane and a police officer on the ground died instantaneously. A second police officer died in hospital.

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