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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 14 April 2019
Time:09:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E20
Operator:Summit Air
Registration: 9N-AMH
C/n / msn: 2914
First flight: 2013
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) (   Nepal)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Destination airport:Ramechhap Airport (RHP/VNRC), Nepal
Narrative:
A Summit Air Let L-410UVP-E20 Turbolet impacted a Manang Air Eurocopter AS 350B3e helicopter (9N-ALC) during a takeoff attempt at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal. The aircraft and helicopter were destroyed. One helicopter (Shree Airlines Eurocopter AS 350, 9N-ALK) sustained no or minor damage.
The copilot of the Summit Air plane sustained fatal injuries. Two persons on the ground at the helipad also died in the accident.

Lukla Airport is located on a mountain at an elevation of 9334 feet (2845 m). The runway is 1729 ft long (527 m) with an 11.7% gradient. Takeoffs must be performed from the downsloping runway 24. The helipad is located to the right of the runway, about 100 meters past the threshold.

Sources:
» Kathmandu Post


Photos

photo of Let-L-410UVP-E20-9N-AMH
accident date: 14-04-2019
type: Let L-410UVP-E20
registration: 9N-AMH
photo of Let-L-410UVP-E20-9N-AMH
accident date: 14-04-2019
type: Let L-410UVP-E20
registration: 9N-AMH
photo of Let-L-410UVP-E20-9N-AMH
accident date: 14-04-2019
type: Let L-410UVP-E20
registration: 9N-AMH
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport to Ramechhap Airport as the crow flies is 73 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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