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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 25 mei 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Yeti Airlines
Registratie: 9N-AFD
Constructienummer: 651
Bouwjaar: 1979
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:W of Lukla (   Nepal)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Vluchtnummer: 117
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport en Lukla Airport bedraagt 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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