Summit Air crashes at Lukla Airport, captain dies (Update)

Published On: May 27, 2017 04:58 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 27: Captain of the ill-fated aircraft belonging to Summit Air (Goma Air) has died as plane crashed at Tenzing Hillary Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Injured captain Paras Kumar Rai died while receiving treatment, informed DSP Madhav Prasad Budathoki. 

Other two crew members co-pilot Srijan Manandhar and air hostess Pragya Maharjan are injured in the incident. They are receiving treatment at local Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niki hospital. 

The cargo aircraft with a call sign 9N-AK LY had crashed shortly before landing at the airport at around 2 pm on Saturday afternoon.

The incident took place after the plane struck against a pine tree just before touching down to the runway.

According to the preliminary investigation, the incident took place due to bad weather. 

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