Date & Time: Jan 17, 1995 at 1359 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kathmandu - Rumjatar
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll on runway 20 at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, the aircraft failed to get airborne, overran, went through a fence and came to rest in a field. A passenger and a pilot were killed while all other occupants were rescued.
It was determined that the crew was composed by two captains. For unknown reasons, the pilot-in-command decided to abort the takeoff procedure but the crew failed to coordinate this decision. At the time of the accident, the total weight of the aircraft was 60 kilos above MTOW.