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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:dinsdag 24 augustus 2010
Tijd:ca 07:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Agni Air
Registratie: 9N-AHE
Constructienummer: 7032
Bouwjaar: 1984
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Bastipur, Shikharpur VDC, Makwanpur District (   Nepal)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Vluchtnummer: 101
Beschrijving:
A Dornier Do 228-101 passenger plane, 9N-AHE, was destroyed when it crashed hillside near Bastipur, Nepal. All fourteen on board were killed.
Agni Air flight AG-101 departed at 07:04 on a domestic flight from Kathmandu (KTM) to Lukla (LUA), Nepal. At 07:18, the flight crew received reports that clouds were closing in on Lukla. It was decided to return to Kathmandu.
Two minutes later AG-101 acknowledged instructions to maintain an altitude of 12,000 ft and follow a 20-mile arc to the south to make an instrument approach to Kathmandu. Shortly afterwards the captain indicated a generator malfunction but did not declare an emergency. He was in contact with a company flight on the ground at Kathmandu and reported trying to switch to the backup generator. This did not work and he then tried to 'recycle' the battery pack.
A diversion to Simara Airport (VNSI) was impossible because that airport was closed because of bad weather.
The pilot attempted to fly a visual approach to Kathmandu runway 02. Last radar contact was at 07:25. The crash site is located at a hillside near Bastipur (Shikharpur VDC, Narayani Zone of Makwanpur District), about 18nm south-south-west of Kathmandu and at an altitude of 9,000 ft.

Bronnen:
» Hemant Arjyal
» 14 including six foreigners killed as Lukla-bound Agni Air plane crashes in Makwanpur (Nepalnews 24-8-2010)
» 14 dead as Agni Air plane crashes in Makawanpur (The Himalayan Times 24-8-2010)
» Hotel Echo's last minutes (Nepali Times)


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photo of Dornier 228-101 9N-AHE
9N-AHE landing at Kathmandu on the day of the accident. The photo was taken by one of the Japanse passengers that took the accident flight.
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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: 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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