Helicopter crash near Everest, 4 wounded-A A +A
Thursday, September 26, 2013
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Police said a helicopter crashed while attempting to land near Mount Everest, injuring all four people on board.
Police official Badri Bikram Thapa said the helicopter was attempting to land at Lukla airport Thursday when it got caught in a wire fence.
The helicopter crashed and caught fire but the four on board — all Nepalese nationals — managed to escape. One of them was critically injured and has been flown by rescue helicopter to Katmandu for treatment.
Lukla is small airstrip on the foothills of Mount Everest. (AP)