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Accident In Nepal

Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:20 pm

Aircraft involved: Dornier 228
Airline involved: Gorkha Airlines
Airport involved: Lukla, Nepal @ 2,800 m altitude
Casualties: None
Date: 30/06/2005

Not the first time that an accident happens at Lukla airport, no surprise IMO. Luckily no casualties, only minor injuries.
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RE: Accident In Nepal

Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:27 pm

Wow, what other accidents have happened at the Lukla Airport? Also, I've never heard of Gorkha Airlines, did they start up, or are they have they been around for a while?

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RE: Accident In Nepal

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:15 pm

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RE: Accident In Nepal

Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:00 pm

Was it a takeoff or landing mishap?

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RE: Accident In Nepal

Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:54 pm

Lukla has a very steep runway on the edge of a cliff. Looks like a dangerous airport. There is an interesting take-off video at Flight Level 350
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