Goma Air crash update: Treatment of injured crews going on at Lukla
May 27, 2017
Despite a long period of safe air travel, aviation industry of Nepal is shocked and saddened to encounter Goma Air’s LET 410 crash at Lukla today. The cargo flight en route to Lukla from Kathmandu was in command of Captain Parash Rai and first officer Shreejan Manandhar whereas Pragya Maharjan was the air hostess.
The crash happened at Lukla airport after the aircraft collided with a tree during landing. The crews were disembarked alive but the senior captain Parash Rai could not survive the crash. According to the Goma Air official, first officer Shreejan Manandhar is in critical condition with head injury whereas the air hostess has injured her leg and is out of danger. Both of them are being treated at a hospital in Lukla.
Two helicopters were ready to airlift injured crews to Kathmandu but the adverse weather phenomenon did not allow to do so. The safety manager of Goma Air said, “We tried our best to bring injured crews to Kathmandu but the weather did not support us. Currently, we are not being able to contact Lukla centre but we will be maximising our effort to save the injured crews.”