Chopper crashes in Lukla, injures 4

Air Dynasty's 9N-AEX chopper lies down at the crash site in Lukla Airport, solukhumbu on Thursday,September 26, 2013.

SOLUKHUMBU: 4 people were injured when a helicopter crashed while landing at Lukla based Tenzing Hillary Airport on Thursday morning.

The 9N-AEX Air Dynasty chopper sheered after its tail touched the fencing wire of the airport in early morning today. The chopper was had flown to Lukla from Kathmandu in morning.

The injured have been identified as Captain Arun Malla, Anita Sherpa, Dagel Sherpa and Sonam Chhiring Sherpa.

The injured were taken to Pasang Lhamu – Nicole Nicky Hospital in Lukla for treatment. Of the injured Dagel Sherpa was reported to be seriously injured.