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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:woensdag 8 oktober 2008
Tijd:07:31
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-AFE
Constructienummer: 720
Bouwjaar: 1980
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) (   Nepal)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Beschrijving:
The aircraft took off from Kathmandu Airport at 06.51 on a domestic flight to Lukla (LUA). Lukla Airport has a single runway, 06/24 which is situated at an elevation of 9380 feet. The 1600 feet long bitumen runway has an upslope of 11,75°. Runway 06 can only be used for landing.
Visibility was reported as poor as the Twin Otter came in to land. It contacted rocks near the runway, crashed and caught fire. The captain was the only survivor.
According to a member of the government investigating panel, "The crew made incorrect judgment of information on deteriorating weather condition and flew the aircraft into a patch of cloud."

Bronnen:
» Yeti Airlines
» Nepalnews
» Hemant Arjyal
» Pilot blamed for air crash near Everest (The Age, 1-1-2009)


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photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 9N-AFE
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9N-AFE pictured here just two weeks before the accident
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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-Tenzing-Hillary Airport bedraagt 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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  • 253e ongeval
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