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Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 20 June 1991
Time:12:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:United Nations Development Programme - UNDP
Registration: 9N-ABS
C/n / msn: 796
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) SW of Simikot Airport (IMK) (   Nepal)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Nepalganj Airport (KEP/VNNG), Nepal
Destination airport:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Narrative:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter impacted a hillside while performing a go around at Simikot Airport (IMK), Nepal.

Sources:
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479 / Airclaims


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Distance from Nepalganj Airport to Simikot Airport as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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