China news agency, Kathmandu, April 14 (Xinhua) - A small plane rushed out of the runway when it was preparing to take off at Lukara airport in Nepal on the morning of 14 April and collided with two helicopters parked on the apron, killing at least two people and injuring five others.
It is reported that the small aircraft belongs to Nepals SummitAir airline, and the two helicopters crashed belong to the other two airlines. At the time of the incident, the small aircraft was ready to take off from Lukara Airport, destined for Kathmandu. Among the two collided helicopters, one helicopter was seriously damaged.
Sources from the airport said that the deceased were crew members of the crashed helicopter and the injured had been sent to Kathmandu for further treatment. The specific cause of the accident needs further investigation.
Nepals Lukara Airport is regarded as one of the worlds most dangerous airports, known as the runway on the roof of the world. Lukara Airport is also the nearest airport to the base camp on the southern slope of Everest. It is 2845 meters above sea level. The runway on the slope is 30 meters wide and 527 meters long. The end of the runway is the abyss of ten thousand feet. To help slow down during landing and accelerate during takeoff, the runway of the airport is inclined, but this design also makes it impossible for the aircraft to give up takeoff, otherwise it will fall into a cliff.