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  • L-410 line-up
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    Eager first officers pose risk at difficult Nepalese airports

    2020-02-19T14:03:00Z

    Nepalese investigators have expressed concern over the potential risks of prematurely giving first officers operational experience at difficult airports, in their inquiry into a fatal accident at Lukla. The first officer of an Aircraft Industries Let L-410 had been the flying pilot during a short take-off departure at Lukla ...

  • Nepal L-410 crash
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    Throttle lever slip preceded fatal Nepalese L-410 excursion

    2020-02-19T11:19:00Z

    Nepalese investigators have attributed a fatal take-off excursion, involving an Aircraft industries Let L-410, to differential thrust following retardation of one throttle lever – but have been unable to determine the reason why the lever slipped back. The Summit Air turboprop had commenced its take-off roll from Lukla;s runway ...

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    Fatalities after L-410 take-off excursion and collision

    2019-04-14T09:33:41Z

    ​Three fatalities have been confirmed as a result of a departure accident involving an Aircraft Industries Let L-410 turboprop at Nepal’s Lukla airport.