Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 near Shikha: 22 killed
Date & Time: May 29, 2022 at 1007 LT
Pokhara – Jomsom
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The twin engine airplane departed Pokhara City Airport Runway 04 at 0955LT on a schedule service to Jomsom, carrying 19 passengers and three crew members. After takeoff, the pilot initiated a turn to the left and continued to climb to 12,000 feet (calibrated altitude) when a turn was initiated to the right. In limited visibility, the aircraft impacted the slope of a rocky mountain located in the area of Shikha, some 14 km southwest from the Annapurna Mountain. The wreckage was found the following day. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 22 occupants were killed.