Tenzing–Hillary Airport is also known as Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu District. It is located at an altitude of 2,845m (9,333ft). Luka Airport is considered as the most dangerous airport in the World. The runway is short and surrounded by mountains, making it extremely difficult for takeoff and landing. The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed
On Baishak 1st the Nepali New Year, Summit Air Let L-410UVP-E20 Turbolet impacted a Manang Air Eurocopter AS 350B3e helicopter (9N-ALC) during a takeoff attempt at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal. One helicopter (Shree Airlines Eurocopter AS 350, 9N-ALK) sustained no or minor damage. The copilot of the Summit Airplane sustained fatal injuries. Two persons on the ground at the helipad also died in the accident. The damage on aircraft is beyond repair. Both aircraft belonged to companies involved in taking climbers, tourists, and locals to the Everest region.
Kantipur Post, A relatively inexperienced co-pilot was at the controls when a Summit Airplane started to skid during its attempt to take off at Lukla airport, causing it to lose control and run into an exterior fence colliding with two parked helicopters
Co-pilot of Summit Ait Let L-410UVP-E20 Mr. Suraj Dhungana and ASI( Assistant sub-inspector ) Ram Bdr Khadka both were killed in the incident while the injured in the incident were being brought to Kathmandu for treatment, according to police.