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Crash of a BAe Jetstream 41 in Siddharthanagar

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2016 at 1656 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AIB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kathmandu – Siddharthanagar
MSN:
41017
YOM:
1
Flight number:
YT893
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
29
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew performed the approach in good weather conditions (wind from southeast at 4 knots and 8 km visibility). After touchdown on runway 28 at Gautam Buddha Airport, the aircraft did not stop within the remaining distance, overran, lost its left main gear (right main gear state to be confirmed) and came to rest in the bush, about 110 meters past the runway end. All 32 occupants were able to evacuate the cabin safely. The aircraft seems to be damaged beyond repair.

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

Date & Time: Feb 16, 2014 at 1315 LT
Operator:
Registration:
9N-ABB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pokhara – Jumla
MSN:
302
YOM:
1971
Flight number:
RNA183
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Captain / Total flying hours:
8373
Captain / Total hours on type:
8131.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
365
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Pokhara at 1243LT bound for Jumla. Thirty minutes later, crew made his last radio contact and the aircraft crashed about two minutes later in an uninhabited area located near Arghakhanchi, some 7 km northwest of Sandhikharka. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were marginal with an estimated visibility of 5 km but SAR operations were hampered. Local residents reported a burning object and the crew of an helicopter spotted the wreckage in a wooded area in the afternoon. Rescuers arrived on site in the morning of the next day, confirming that all 18 occupants have been killed, among them 17 Nepalese and one Danish according to the pax list provided by the authorities. At the time of the accident, crew encountered icing conditions with freezing rain in the region of the crash. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and debris were found on a large zone. DHC-6 s/n 302 (9N-ABB) crashed already on 05JUL1992 in Jumla.
Probable cause:
According to the investigators, the PIC lost situation awareness while cruising in IMC, causing the aircraft to collide with terrain.
The following factors were considered as contributory:
Deteriorated weather associated with western disturbance, unstable in nature and embedded CB,
Inappropriate and insufficient crew coordination while changing course of action.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL in Bairahawa: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1960
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AAD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bairahawa – Kathmandu
MSN:
19792
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bairahawa Airport, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed in a huge explosion. All four crew members were killed.