4 member team formed to probe the Summit Air crash at Lukla

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has formed a 4 member team to probe the Summit Air Let L410 crash at Lukla yesterday. Two policemen and a Summit Air’s Co-Pilot were killed as the Let L410 UVP-E20 aircraft swung right just after starting to take off and collided with Manang Air AS350B3e helicopter.

The four member team is led by CAAN’s previous Director Rajesh Raj Dali. The other member includes Nepal Airlines’ Engineer Rajesh Shrestha, Tara Air’s Captain Rabindra Dangol and Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane.

Co-pilot Sujil Dhungana, Assistant Sub Inspectors duo Ram Bahadur Khadka and Rudra Bahadur Shrestha died at the accident. Other 3 including Captain R.B Rokaya, Manang Air Captain Chet Bahadur Gurung and flight attendant Rashmi Lama got injured. There were no passengers on board.

As per information from Summit Air, Pilot in Command and flight attended who were airlifted to Grande hospital and Kathmandu Medical College respectively have been discharged from the hospital after primary treatment.

Captain Rabindra Bahadur Rokaya has already been discharged from Grande hospital after medical checkup. He is in good health and is resting at his own residency. Also the flight attended Rashmi Lama after general medical checkup at Kathmandu Medical College has been discharged and is resting back at her own residence.

Other three injured personnel have been receiving medical treatment at Grande Hospital and are out of danger.

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