Three people have died, and four others have been left injured after a plane and helicopter crashed into each other near Mt Everest.
Lukla airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary airport, is often referred to as one of the most hard and risky airports in the world because of a short runway (527 metres) and challenging terrain.
Two employees of Manang Air, which owns one of the helicopters, were also injured, Kathmandu's Grande International Hospital spokesperson said.
The paper said that "the deceased include Summit Air's co-pilot Sunil Dhungana and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Ram Bahadur Khadka, who was stationed in Lukla for airport security".More news: Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calling social media a 'public health risk'
The airport can only handle helicopters and small, aircraft such as Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porters, DHC-6 Twin Otters, and Dornier Do 228s. They are receiving treatment at Grande Hospital and are said to be out of danger.
The plane skidded off the runaway, hitting the helicopter of Manang Air.
KATHMANDU: A small plane hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday.
Both airlines are private companies serving locals and tourists in the remote areas of Nepal.More news: Bruins outmuscle Maple Leafs to win Game 2
The airport is often referred to as the world's most risky because of the short runway and hard approach.
The Tenzing-Hillary Airport sits at an elevation of just over 9,000 feet.
The European Union has banned all Nepalese Airline flights on its airspace over safety concerns. However, the identity of the people killed in the crash is still unknown.More news: Shikhar Dhawan: Eden Gardens pitch different to Delhi