Crash report of 9N-AKY’-MSN 2917 Let L-410UVP-E20 belonging of Goma (Summit) Air which crashed at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport has been delayed for next two months. Earlier the investigation committee was authorized with a ninety-day ultimatum for finalizing the crash report but have failed to complete their job within the marked dateline.
The ninety days ultimatum ends today but the finalization of the crash study report doesn’t seem to have been covered so far. Thus the committee now will take additional sixty days duration to complete their job.
Cultural, Tourism and Civil Ministry had formed a committee on 29 May for finalizing the cause of Goma LET-410 crash. According to Ministry, the probe committee is led by Triratna Manandhar jointly assisted by member-Colonel at the Directorate General of Army Aviation, Captain Ashish Narsingh Rana, Senior Captain at Tara Air Bodh Raj Niraula, Senior Engineer at Manang Air, Digambar Rajbhandari and Joint Secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry Suresh Acharya. The ministry had earlier allocated the committee with ninety days’ time for the investigation.
As been reported by Goma Air, the Tourism Ministry had requested the airlines to support the investigating committee with preliminary case study reports of the crash incidents and the airline’s authority have already completed their job and also has handed the reports to CAAN.
LET-410 of Goma was on a cargo flight to Lukla on 27 May where the aircraft met a crash during the landing. The aircraft was flying safely but uncertain surrounded clouds made the LET aircraft to touch the runways rather concluded with a burst. Flight Captain in chief Paras Kumar Rai was reported instant death but First Officer Shreejan Manadhar was rescued unconscious but continuous inner bleeding and lack of proper timely treatment caused his life. Cabin Crew Pragya Maharjan was rescued safely with minor injuries.
As per the reports and articles published by various authority persons, poor visibility at Lukla has been marked to be the reason for the crash. As been reported the aircraft was safe until 2:05 pm local time when the uncertain clouds during the takedown procedure at the airport made it adverse for the pilots to touch the ground and resulted in a fatal crash. The aircraft was found collided with a pine tree prior to the ill weather condition.