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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Simikot: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 2018 at 0645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AJU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Surkhet – Simikot
MSN:
208B-0770
YOM:
1999
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total hours on type:
414.00
Copilot / Total hours on type:
461
Aircraft flight hours:
15757
Aircraft flight cycles:
31540
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Surkhet Airport at 0612LT on a cargo flight to Simikot. At 0627LT, the crew made his last radio transmission with Nepalgunj Tower. About 18 minutes later, while cruising by night at an altitude of 12,800 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Simikot Pass, some 12 km from Simikot Airport. The airplane disintegrated on impact and both crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
The Commission determines the most probable cause of this accident was to continue the flight despite unfavorable weather conditions resulting inadvertent flight into instrument
meteorological conditions and there by deviating from the normal track due to loss of situational awareness that aggravated the spatial disorientation leading to CFIT accident. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Possible effect of hypoxia due to flight for prolonged period in high altitude without oxygen supplement,
- Ineffective safety management of the company which prevented the organization from identifying and correcting latent deficiencies in risk management and inadequacies in pilot training.
Final Report:

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

Date & Time: Nov 28, 2017
Operator:
Registration:
9N-ABM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Simikot - Surkhet
MSN:
455
YOM:
1975
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace 750XL in Chilkhaya: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2016 at 1305 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AJB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nepalgunj - Jumla
MSN:
160
YOM:
2010
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single aircraft left Nepalgunj at 1230LT bound for Jumla. Thirty-five minutes later, it crashed in unknown circumstances in a field and eventually collided with an earth bank located near the village of Chilkhaya. Both pilots were killed and nine passengers were injured. The aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Dornier DO228-202K in Simikot

Date & Time: Jun 1, 2013 at 0714 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AHB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nepālganj - Simikot
MSN:
8169
YOM:
1989
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Twin engine aircraft was performing a charter flight from Nepālganj to Simikot with two crew and five passengers on board. On approach to Simikot, ground fog and low visibility forced the crew to proceed with a go around. A second and a third attempt to land were also abandoned. Captain elected to land and descended through runway 28 but aircraft hit the ground short of runway threshold, lost its left main gear and came to rest on the right side of the runway with its left wing broken in two. The aircraft also suffered severe damage to its belly.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Simikot

Date & Time: May 27, 2013 at 1042 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AJU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nepalganj - Simikot
MSN:
208B-0770
YOM:
1999
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Simikot Airport, the right tyre burst. Aircraft went out of control and veered off to the right before contacting a concrete drainage ditch. Righ main gear and nose were sheared off. While all 11 occupants were unhurt, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Jumla: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jun 21, 2006 at 1203 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AEQ
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nepalganj-Surkhet-Jumla
MSN:
708
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Aircraft flight hours:
23392
Aircraft flight cycles:
36092
Circumstances:

On approach to Jumla airport, the crew apparently decided to go around but the aircraft struck a mountain slope and crashed few km from airport. All 9 occupants, Nepalese citizens, were killed.