At least two killed in plane crash in Nepal

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NBC, (WILX) - At least two people have been killed and five others injured after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal's Everest region.

An aviation official says the crash occurred while the plane belonging to Summit Air was trying to take off from Lukla for Kathmandu Sunday morning.

He says the plane skidded off the runway, hitting the helicopter of Manang Air.

Both are private airline companies that cater to tourists and Nepalese in the country's remote areas.

The airport of Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, is often referred to as the most dangerous because of the short runway and difficult approach.