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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 25 mayo 2004
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:Yeti Airlines
Registración: 9N-AFD
Numéro de série: 651
Año de Construcción: 1979
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:W of Lukla (   Nepal)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Número de Vuelo: 117
Descripción:
Crashed into the Lamjura hill while on approach to Lukla. At that the time of the crash there was heavy cloud buildup over the 3,600 m Lamjura Pass which planes have to cross to get into Lukla. The Nepalese accident investigation committee concluded that the captain provided false information to the Area Control Centre by declaring that he was proceeding south of the track while proceeding along the direct track all the time.

Probable Cause:

Hazardous behaviour and attitudes of the captain like over-confidence, being care free, casual non-compliance of SOPS and violation of regulations had caused the accident, it was concluded said. The committee also raised questions on Yeti Airlines’ policy for flying in adverse weather, diverting philosophy, communications procedures, monitoring of flight crew, the company’s inability to initiate in-house investigations and execute corrective actions when required.

Fuentes:
» Gorkhapatra Sansthan
» Hemant Arjyal
» nepalnews.com
» Reuters


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Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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