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Last updated: 22 November 2017
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:mercredi 24 février 2016
Heure:ca 08:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter 400
Compagnie:Tara Air
Immatriculation: 9N-AHH
Numéro de série: 926
Année de Fabrication: 2015
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 20 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 23 / à bord: 23
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Dana, Myagdi district (   Népal)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 3347 m (10981 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK), Népal
Aéroport de destination:Jomsom Airport (JMO/VNJS), Népal
Numéro de vol:193
Détails:
A Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter 400, operating Tara Air flight 193, was destroyed in an accident in the Myagdi district, Nepal. All 23 on board suffered fatal injuries.
The aircraft departed at 07:50 hours local time from Pokhara Airport (PKR) on a domestic 20-minute flight to Jomsom Airport (JMO), Nepal. The copilot acted as Pilot Flying, the captain as Pilot Monitoring during the flight. En route the flight deviated to the left and climbed to 12000 feet to avoid clouds.
Over the Ghorepani area the GPWS began to sound. The aircraft was flying through clouds with a little visibility in between and a descent to 10000 feet was initiated. At 10200 feet the GPWS sounded again but the captain responded not to worry about it.
The captain was used to hearing these warnings in normal flight, so it became a habit to disregard the warnings. About one minute before the accident the captain took over control and initiated a climb. The aircraft impacted a mountainside at 10700 feet, coming to rest at an elevation of 10982 feet.

According to a statement by the airline, the aircraft crashed near Tirkhe Dungha, Dana VDC of Myagdi district.

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by a loss of situational awareness when entering clouds while flying VFR.

Sources:
» Hemant Arjyal
» The Himalayan Times
» Tara Air


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
20 April 2015 C-GUVT Viking Air registered
26 September 2015 C-GUVT Viking Air delivered to Nepal
1 October 2015 9N-AHH Tara Air registrered

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Pokhara Airport et Jomsom Airport est de 69 km (43 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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