Monday, 17 June, 2019

Co-pilot, two policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal

A police official was among those killed and the injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment according to The Himalayan Times A police official was among those killed and the injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment according to The Himalayan Times
Deanna Wagner | 17 April, 2019, 11:22

At least two people were killed and five others were injured in Summit Air flight crash at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal's Lukla.

Chief at the Tribhuvan International Airport Raj Kumar Chhetri said the injured persons have been flown on a chopper to Kathmandu for treatment.

The incident occurred near the gateway to Mount Everest when the plane skidded off the runway, hitting the helicopter of Manang AirSummit Air crash.

Media reports said the Summit Air plane was taking off for Kathmandu from the Lukla airport in the district.

Adhikari said, "The plane slipped towards the helipad during take-off and collided with two helicopters".

Four passengers on board the plane were unhurt.

Toronto's Nazem Kadri to meet with NHL Monday regarding Jake DeBrusk hit
The NHL has offered Kadri an in-person hearing with the department of player safety , which may indicate a lengthy suspension. And all four of Kadri's previous suspensions also involved him targeting an opponent's head, a no-no in today's game.

Because of the extreme danger of flying in the mountains of Nepal, AirlineRatings.com does not safety rate any airlines or helicopter companies in the country.

The Lukla Airport has a track record for being the World's Most Dangerous Airport with a small runway (527 m) flanked by Mountains and treacherous terrain.

Sitting at an elevation of 2,845 metres, it is used by thousands of trekkers and climbers heading for the Everest region each year.

Before pilots can land there they must have completed at least 100 short-takeoff-and-landing flights (STOL) and have one year of STOL experience in Nepal and have completed ten missions into Lukla with a certified instructor pilot before they can land at the airport.

Air crashes are common in mostly mountainous Nepal, home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountain peaks, including Mount Everest.

Earlier, in February Seven people, including the country's tourism minister when a helicopter crashed in the hilly east.