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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223949
Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:14-APR-2019
Time:09:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Manang Air
Registration: 9N-ALC
C/n / msn: 7824
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) -   Nepal
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A Summit Air Let L-410UVP-E20 Turbolet impacted an AS350 helicopter (9N-ALC) during a takeoff attempt at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal. The aircraft and one helicopter were destroyed. One helicopter sustained apparent minor damage.
The copilot of the Summit Air plane sustained fatal injuries. Two policemen 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:

https://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2019-04-14/summit-air-plane-crashes-at-lukla-airport-2-reported-dead.html
http://www.rotorspot.nl/current/9n-c.php
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9184377


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Apr-2019 07:22 gerard57 Added
14-Apr-2019 07:40 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2019 07:45 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Apr-2019 07:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Apr-2019 07:49 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2019 11:35 Anon. Updated [Nature, Narrative]
14-Apr-2019 13:51 Geno Updated [Time, Source]

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