Three dead after plane skids off runway and crashes into helicopter on ground
Three people have died and another four left injured after a passenger plane smashed into a stationary helicopter during take-off.
The horrific smash happened earlier this morning near Mount Everest in Nepal.
Among the dead are the co-pilot of the small aircraft and two police officers who were stood close the helicopter.
Police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said: The co-pilot and a policeman died at the crash site.
Another police officer died in a hospital in Kathmandu.
The Summit Air plane was trying to take off from Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla when it skidded off the runway, aviation official Raj Kumar Chhetri said.
All the injured have been airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu by air ambulance.
A further four passengers and flight attendant on the place are all safe.