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Lukla Air-crash 7 years, 6 months ago #164

16 trekkers and 3 crew loose their life to yet another air-crash to Lukla . Are these flights really safe ??


Re: Lukla Air-crash 7 years, 6 months ago #171


According to a news report on zeenews, the black box of the ill-fated Nepalese plane that crashed killing all 19 people on board was recovered on Saturday and officials citing a bird hit and an error by a "panic-stricken" pilot as possible causes of the tragedy.

Police handed over the black box data recorder of the Dornier aircraft that crashed near the Kathmandu airport yesterday to the committee investigating the accident.

The Sita Airways' plane had just taken off from Kathmandu and was headed to Lukla, the gateway to the Mount Everest, when it crashed into the banks of Manahara river yesterday morning.

Among the dead were seven Britons, five Chinese and seven local passengers and crew.

Re: Lukla Air-crash 7 years, 6 months ago #172

More updates:

According to another report on BBC, following is the list of victims from Britain-
• Stephen Holding, 60, from Barlaston in Staffordshire;
• Raymond Eagle, 58, from Macclesfield in Cheshire;
• Christopher Davey, 51;
• Timothy Oakes, 57, from Cheshire;
• Vincent Kelly, 50;
• Mr Kelly's brother Darren Kelly, 45, both originally from Lostock, Bolton;
• Benjamin Ogden, 27, who lived in London.
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