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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 10 Juli 1991
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Nepal Army Air Wing
Kennzeichen: RAN-26
Werknummer: 843
Baujahr: 1988
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Surkhet Airport (SKH) (   Nepal)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Flug nach:Jumla Airport (JUM/VNJL), Nepal
Unfallbericht:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter was destroyed when it impacted wooded hillside at 5800 feet after takeoff from Surkhet, Nepal.

An analysis of the wreckage showed that the captain's altimeter was read 7,350ft at the time of the accident. A wrong pressure setting may have been used for the flight, causing false display of altitude.

Informationsquelle:
» twinotterarchive.com


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Distance from Surkhet Airport to Jumla Airport as the crow flies is 93 km (58 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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