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Three killed in Nepal aircraft accident at one of the most dangerous airports

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Kathmandu: At least three people were killed and as many injured as a small plane skidded off the runway and hit two helicopters near Mount Everest  in Nepal on Sunday.

According to reports, the accident took place at Lukla airport which is known to be  one of the most difficult in the world for landings and take-offs.

A co-pilot of the place and a police officer on the ground were killed in the incident while anotehr police sccumbed to his wounds in hospital in capital Khatmandu.

“The plane slipped towards the helipad during take-off and collided with two helicopters. The injured have been sent to Kathmandu for treatment,” AFP quoted an airport official as saying.

“We are not sure about the cause of the accident,” he said.

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