Crash of a Let 410UVP-E20 in Lukla: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 14, 2019 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AMH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lukla - Kathmandu
MSN:
13 29 14
YOM:
2013
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently carrying four passengers and a crew of three for Kathmandu. While taking off from runway 24, after a course of about 100 meters, the airplane veered off runway to the right and crashed on two parked Eurocopter AS350 registered 9N-ALC and 9N-ALK. The copilot of the Let 410 was killed as well as two people on the ground, among them a police officer. The pilot of the helicopter 9N-ALK was seriously injured and evacuated to hospital. All other occupants were treated for minor injuries.

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E20 in Lukla: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 27, 2017 at 1404 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AKY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Katmandou – Lukla
MSN:
14 29 17
YOM:
2014
Flight number:
GO409
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lukla-Tenzing Hillary Airport while completing a cargo flight from Kathmandu, the twin engine aircraft hit the ground and crashed into a ravine adjacent to runway 06 threshold. The captain was killed while the copilot and the stewardess were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due to foggy conditions. Summit Air is the new name given to ex-Goma Air. A day after the crash, the copilot died from his injuries.
Crew:
Paras Kumar Rai, pilot, †
Srijan Manandhar, copilot, †
Pragya Maharjan, stewardess.

Crash of a Dornier DO228-202 in Kathmandu: 19 killed

Date & Time: Sep 28, 2012 at 0618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AHA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kathmandu - Lukla
MSN:
8123
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
SIT601
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Captain / Total flying hours:
8308
Captain / Total hours on type:
7112.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
772
Copilot / Total hours on type:
519
Circumstances:
Less than two minutes after take off from runway 20, during initial climb, crew informed ATC he encountered a bird strike and that an engine failed. Captain tried to return to Kathmandu Airport but aircraft turn left, stalled and crashed in flames near Manohara River, 420 meters from the end of runway 20. All 19 occupants, among them 7 British and 5 Chinese citizens, were killed.
Probable cause:
During level flight phase of the aircraft, the drag on the aircraft was greater than the power available and the aircraft decelerated. That resulted in excessive drag in such critical phase of ascent lowering the required thrust. The investigation was unable to determine the reason for the reduced thrust.
- The flight crew did not maintain the airspeed above the stall speed and there was insufficient height available to recover when the aircraft departed controlled flight.
Contributory factors:
- The flight crew did not maintain V2 during the climb and so the power required to maintain the level flight was greater than it would otherwise have been,
- The flight crew did not maintain the runway centerline which removed the option of landing the aircraft on the runway remaining.
No bird remains were found inside the engines, there was evidence however that the Black Kite had been struck by the right hand propeller.
The NAAIC concluded the analysis: "The investigation was unable to determine the cause of the thrust reduction."

Source: AvHerald

Crash of a Dornier DO228 near Kathmandu: 14 killed

Date & Time: Aug 24, 2010 at 0725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AHE
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kathmandu - Lukla
MSN:
7032
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
AG101
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
On approach to Lukla, crew divert to Simara due to bad weather conditions. At Simara, crew decided to return to Kathmandu due to weather deterioration. On descent to Kathmandu, while approaching runway 02, a generator failed and aircraft crashed in an open field some 30 km southeast of Tribhuvan Airport. All 14 occupants were killed, among them four Americans, one British and one Japanese.
Probable cause:
Generator failure on approach for undetermined reason.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Lukla: 18 killed

Date & Time: Oct 8, 2008 at 0731 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AFE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kathmandu - Lukla
MSN:
720
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Captain / Total flying hours:
8185
Captain / Total hours on type:
7180.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
556
Copilot / Total hours on type:
341
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Kathmandu-Tribhuvan airport at 0651LT on a regular schedule flight to Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary airport. On final approach to runway 06 in bad weather conditions, the aircraft hit a rock and crashed near the runway threshold. The captain was the only survivor, all 18 other occupants were killed. Among the 19 occupants were 12 German citizens, 2 Australians and 5 Nepalese. On landing, the visibility was reduced due to fog and the aircraft was approaching too low.

Crash of a Dornier DO228 in Lukla

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2005 at 0735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AEO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Katmandou-Lukla
MSN:
8010
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft skidded and veered off runway. Nobody was injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Lukla: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 25, 2004 at 1356 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AFD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Katmandou-Lukla
MSN:
651
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
YET117
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain while flying in clouds near the Lamjura Pass, a few minutes before landing at Lukla airport. The visibility was poor at the time of accident. For unknow reasons, pilots started descent prematuraly.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Lukla

Date & Time: Jun 9, 1991 at 1010 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-ABA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Katmandou-Lukla
MSN:
301
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Lukla

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1973
Operator:
Registration:
9N-ABG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lukla - Kathmandu
MSN:
370
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport. All six occupants escaped uninjured while the airplane was damaged beyond repair.