A small passenger plane skidded off the runway and smashed into a parked helicopter at the only airport in Nepal’s Everest region on Sunday.
he plane skidded off the runaway, hitting the helicopter of Manang Air.
Among the dead were the pilot of the plane and two police officers who were near the parked helicopter.
The injured were airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter, Nepal police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said.
The crash occurred while the Summit Air plane was trying to take off from Lukla for Kathmandu, said aviation officials.
Following the crash, authorities suspended services at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest.
The airport is often referred to as the world’s most dangerous because of the short runway and difficult approach.
It’s open only to helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft and sits at 9,334 feet above sea level.