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Lukla/Tenzing-Hillary Airport

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Name Lukla/Tenzing-Hillary Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Nepal NP.gif
Location Lukla, Sagarmatha zone
Serving Lukla
Elevation 2,859.024 m
9,380 ft
9,380 ft2,859.024 m
Coordinates 27° 41' 11.80" N, 86° 43' 46.09" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
6/24 493 m1,617.454 ft
30 m98.425 ft
asphalt /

Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal.


Highland climate (Köppen climate classification H)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VNLK

  • L410, vicinity Lukla Nepal, 2017 (On 27 May 2017, a Let 410 attempting to complete a visual approach to Lukla in rapidly deteriorating visibility descended below threshold altitude and impacted terrain close to the runway after stalling when attempting to climb in landing configuration. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and two of the three occupants fatally injured. The Investigation concluded that the Captain had lost situational awareness at a critical time and had been slow to respond to the First Officer’s alert that the aircraft was too low. Safety Recommendations included the establishment of an independent and permanent Air Accident Investigation Agency.)