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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 27 May 2017
Time:14:04
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-AKY
C/n / msn: 2917
First flight: 2014
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Flightnumber:409
Narrative:
A Let L-410UVP-E20 operated by Summit Air was destroyed in an accident when it attempted to land on runway 06 at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal. The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Katmandu with a crew of three. The captain and copilot both sustained fatal injuries.
An airport CCTV recording, the aircraft can be seen descending through the clouds. It then gains altitude, possibly in an attempt to go around. The aircraft then lost altitude in a nose-up attitude and impacted steep rocky and wooded terrain, three metres below the runway threshold level.

Sources:
» Kathmandu Post
» Hemant Arjyal
» My Republica
» The Himalayan Times


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Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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