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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 10 julio 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Nepal Army Air Wing
Registración: RAN-26
Numéro de série: 843
Año de Construcción: 1988
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Surkhet Airport (SKH) (   Nepal)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1768 m (5801 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Jumla Airport (JUM/VNJL), Nepal
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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