KATHMANDU, April 14: Three persons killed when a Summit Air plane met with an accident while taking-off from Lukla today morning, Nepal Police confirmed.
The incident occurred when the Summit Air plane collided with the Manang Air chopper parked at the helipad at Lukla-based Tenzing Hillary Airport in Solukhumbu district at 9:30 am.
The deceased have been identified as tourist police officer Ram Bahadur Khadka, Summit Air co-pilot S. Dhungana and ASI Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, according to the Nepal Police Headquarters. Khadka and Dhungana died on the spot. ASI Shrestha, who was airlifted to Kathmandu, breathed his last during treatment at Grande Hospital in Kathmandu. Four passengers in the Summit Air have remained unscathed.