Co-pilot, 2 policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal

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Kathmandu: A small passenger plane veered off the runway while taking off and hit two parked helicopters at Lukla airport in Nepal’s Everest region on Sunday, killing a co-pilot and two policemen, officials said.

The incident occurred as the plane – a Twin Otter belonging to Summit Air – with registration 9N-AMH skidded off the runway while preparing to take off and hit helicopters parked 30-50 metres from the runway, the Kathmandu Post reported.

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