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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin otter at Simikot

Accident description

  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 9N-ABM
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Simikot - Surkhet
  • 455
  • 1975
  • Simikot, Karnali
  • Nepal
  • Asia
  • 3
  • 0
  • 13
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight from Simikot to Surkhet, carrying 13 police personnel who were returning after the elections, and three crew members. During takeoff roll, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway and eventually came to rest with its nose seriously bent. Both pilots and the steward were injured while all other occupants were evacuated safely. The aircraft was badly damaged. It is believed that a tire burst during takeoff.