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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Freitag 28 September 2012
Zeit:06:18
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-202
Fluggesellschaft:Sita Air
Kennzeichen: 9N-AHA
Werknummer: 8123
Baujahr: 1987-04-08 (25 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-10T-511D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 0,5 km E of Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Nepal)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Flug nach:Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Flugnummer: 601
Unfallbericht:
A Dornier 228-202 passenger plane, operated by Sita Air, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM), Nepal.
All 19 on board were killed.
The airplane took off at 06:17, bound for Lukla Airport (LUA). Shortly after takeoff from runway 20, while at an altitude of 50 feet agl, the airplane suffered a bird strike. According to the Nepali CAA (CAAN) a vulture struck the right hand engine of the aircraft. Last radio contact with the flight was at 06:18 when the crew reported the bird strike. The pilot initiated a left hand turn in order to return to the airport.
Crashed immediately after take off. Rumours about a bird strike are unconfirmed. CAAN believes the airplane stalled east of the airfield. It struck the ground and burst into flames.

Informationsquelle:
» Hemant Arjyal
» Nepal News
» The Kathmandu Post
» SKYbrary 


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
08 APR 1987 D-CEZH Dornier first flight
18 SEP 1987 D-CEZH Holiday Express delivered
16 AUG 1988 VH-NSH National Safety Council of Australia bought
21 MAY 1990 N2255E G M Hock Construction Inc. registered
13 DEC 1990 F-ODZG World Airline Executive registered
05 MAY 1992 F-ODZG Air Caraibes
APR 2003 9N-AHA Sita Air delivered

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla Airport as the crow flies is 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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