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Accident
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:jueves 4 agosto 2016
Hora:ca 16:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Makalu Air
Registración: 9N-AKC
Numéro de série: 208B-0554
Año de Construcción: 1996
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:cerca Simikot (   Nepal)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Descripción:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operating on a flight from Surkhet to Simikot, Nepal, force landed in the Karnali River following a loss of engine power. Both crew members swam ashore.
The aircraft is said to have been swept away by currents.

Fuentes:
» Kathmandu Post
» My Republica
» Aviation Nepal


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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 Surkhet Airport to Simikot Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 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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