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Summit Air crashes at Lukla Airport

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Summit Air crashes at Lukla Airport. A Summit Air Let L-410, registration 9N-AMH performing a flight from Lukla to Ramechhap (Nepal), was taking off from Lukla at about 09:00L (03:15Z) 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. 3 people died in the accident, 3 people were airlifted to hospitals with injuries.
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Twofingers's avatar
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Twofingers - 4 days ago  - (Points 17628)
"Ladies and gentlemen...the captain has turned on the fasten your seatbelts sign"
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Trippin - 4 days ago  - (Points 457)
Guy on the right sniped by debris survived that seemingly. The three dead are the two at the left side, and guy in orange jump suit at the rear of the chopper :(
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Fry_Swatter - 4 days ago  - (Points 7267)
...Lots of people just derping around with little to no situational awareness.....
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PoorOldSpike - 4 days ago  - (Points 2963)
Who the hell wants to go to Nepal anyway?
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Appliantologist - 4 days ago  - (Points 4304)
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, that why he built that airport :)
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RealiJustinsane - 4 days ago  - (Points 7647)
Yep, if you wish to climb/die on Everest, that's the South face way in...
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JohnGalt - 4 days ago  - (Points 1100)
Poor guy gets sniped by debris at.....
RealiJustinsane's avatar
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RealiJustinsane - 4 days ago  - (Points 7647)
Damn..three dead would have been in the chopper....
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tat2dbull - 4 days ago  - (Points 388)
Nah, look at the far left of the screen just as the plane comes into view. Two people just standing there get wiped out immediately.
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JohnGalt - 4 days ago  - (Points 1100)
And the right side debris sniper at
RealiJustinsane's avatar
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RealiJustinsane - 4 days ago  - (Points 7647)
Yeah, guess you guys are right, looking at a bigger screen now, destination fucked for everyone....
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Oonie - 4 days ago  - (Points 6953)
u suck at landing dude
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Appliantologist - 4 days ago  - (Points 4304)
he was trying to take off :) Landing there is a trick, the runway is at an 11 degree incline
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scorched_earth - 4 days ago  - (Points 8922)
Jesus what kind of runway is that .Thats messed up
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Oonie - 4 days ago  - (Points 6953)
Nepali shit runway
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Appliantologist - 4 days ago  - (Points 4304)
It's considered the most dangerous runway in the world. Only STOL airplane can operate on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzing%E2%80%93Hillary_Airport sic Tenzing–Hillary Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK), also known as Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla,[2] in Khumbu, Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1, eastern Nepal. A program titled Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010, rated the airport as the most dangerous airport in the world for over 20 years.[3]

The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp.

There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu.

High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed. The airport is contained within a chain link fence and patrolled by the Nepali armed police or civil police around the clock.[3]
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scorched_earth - 4 days ago  - (Points 8922)
@Appliantologist cool thanks for all the information I didn't know that .I don't think I will ever go to that airport thanx
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Rot10 - 4 days ago  - (Points 535)
very educational. cheers App.
PoliceReality - 4 days ago  - (Points 147)
you're fired, wow
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jig - 5 days ago  - (Points 365)
one messed up accident i guess..
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lindgren.melba - 5 days ago  - (Points 760)
Yeah .........

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thebestman31 - 5 days ago  - (Points 1188)
Lesson here "Don't Go To Nepal"
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Appliantologist - 4 days ago  - (Points 4304)
Unless you want to climb Everest..

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