Summit L-410 Veers off Runway and Collides with Two Helicopters

Photo: Bikram Raj Bhandari

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A Summit Air Let L-410, performing a flight from Lukla to Ramechhap (Nepal), was taking off from Lukla when the aircraft veered off the runway, collided with a helicopter destroying the helicopter and came to a stop after colliding with a second helicopter.

Three people died in the accident, four people were airlifted to hospitals with injuries.

The airport reported the first officer of the L410 as well as two security officers on the ground were killed, the captains of the L410 and the destroyed Manang Air helicopter were airlifted to Kathmandu and are in stable condition.

The helicopters involved belonged to Manang (9N-ALC) and Shree Air (9N-ALK)