Three dead after Nepali aircraft hit helicopters while taking off

CLÉMENT CHARPENTREAU | April 15, 2019

Three dead after Nepali aircraft hit helicopters while taking off
A small plane of the company Summit Air crashed during takeoff after colliding with two parked helicopters. The accident killed three people and injured three. On April 15, 2019, a Summit Air Let 410, registered 9N-AMH, was taking off from Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) for Ramechhap Airport (RHP), Nepal, when it hit two helicopters that were parked on a helipad near the runway. The co-pilot of the aircraft and a policeman on the ground were killed instantly. Another policeman died later in Kathmandu hospital. Three people, including the captain of the flight and a helicopter pilot of the company Manang Air, were injured. The plane and one of the helicopters were damaged beyond repair. The Kathmandu Post released CCTV footage of the incident where the plane can be seen suddenly veering towards the helipad.

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