LET410 crashed near Lukla in Nepal

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A Let L-410UVP-E20 operated by Summit Air was destroyed in an accident when it attempted to land on runway 06 at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal.

The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Katmandu with a crew of three. The captain sustained fatal injuries. The precise circumstances are unclear.

Unconfirmed news reports suggest that the aircraft hit a pine tree before landing. Photos from the scene show the aircraft came to rest on a steep rocky and wooded downslope, next to the airport perimeter fence.

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