Aircraft collision at Lukla Airport



At least three people are killed after a collision at Lukla Airport. Locals said a Summit Air plane with call sign 9N-AMH collided with a helicopter of Manang Air, which was parked within the airport premise.
At least two persons have been dead, while few others are injured," local media reported. It has been reported that the Summir Air plane was en route to Kathmandu from Lukla.


At least four persons including Manang Air Pilot CB Gurung have been injured in the incident.

“All injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu and they are undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital,” Pandey added.

The deceased include co-pilot of the ill -fated plane Sunil Dhungana and Ram Bahadur Khadka, an assistant sub inspector of Nepal Police, airport officials at Lukla said.

According to sources at Grande Hospital, sub inspector of Nepal Police Rudra Bahadur Shrestha who was seriously injured in Lukla crash, breathed his last while undergoing treatment.


That’s not a place where u like to see these kind of things…hope all are getting better


Wow, I hope everyone will be okay. That looks terrible, I wonder how this happened. May the deceased rest in peace.


The News is reporting the plane was departing and yaw left hitting the helicopters


That is not something you see coming from Lukla, sad to see there was Loss of life.


This was like the second triple collision in like 12 months…


Seen pic and videos, terrible accident.


I was just flying at Lukla today and thinking how safe it was (besides the potential to fall thousands of feet if you don’t take off on time). I guess I was wrong 😐


This airport is not safe at all. There’s a big mountain on the other side making it impossible to go around. And the cliff you talked about making this airport the most dangerous airport in the world for 20 years straight. That’s a big achievement right there lol. Since the airport opend, it has seen 9 crashes. Considering the location 9 crashes is not bad but 9!!!
Sad to hear that 3 people had passed away. I hope this never happens again but I’m sceptical of that


I get sent aviation news from the Mentour Aviation App and the other day I got a link to a video of the crash caught by CCTV I will put in the video later


It’s been on YouTube for sometime.


Are we allowed to talk about accidents on this?
If yes then that’s ok, Just wondering


Also I think IF have put up a NOTAM on the sim airport saying Props only


They have set up a restriction for anything larger than a C208, yes.


Cheers, Alright then


Yes you can talk about the incident at Lukla on this thread


Wow absolutely terrible. Wishing a fast recovery for those injured.