Date & Time: Sep 5, 1999 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Pokhara - Kathmandu
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport under VFR mode, the crew encountered limited visibility due to a low cloud layer. On final, at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, the aircraft collided with a radio antenna (100 feet high) located on the top of a hill and owned by the Nepalese National Broadcasting Company. The aircraft went out of control and crashed seven km short of runway 02. All 15 occupants.
Collision with obstacle on a VFR approach in limited visibility.