Three people have been confirmed dead in a plane crash in Nepal, the airport which has for long been regarded as one of the world’s most deadly airports.
The plane drifted off the runway and hit a helicopter that was packed at Lukla Airport, the main gateway to the Everest region.
The runway is very short and surrounded by mountains, making it very difficult for takeoff and also landing.
The pilot of the plane and also 2 police officers standing close to the helicopter died. Three other people were also injured in the event.
Both aircraft is owned by companies involved in taking climbers, tourists and locals to the Everest region.
The reason for Saturday’s crash is still unclear. Officials said the weather was very okay and flights later resumed their operations.
According to an eyewitness Bikram Raj Bhandari told the BBC: “I heard an explosion from some distance and ran towards the airport to see what had happened. There was smoke all around.“