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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 28 November 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Tara Air
Registration: 9N-ABM
C/n / msn: 455
First flight: 1975-04-16 (42 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Simikot Airport (IMK) (   Nepal)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Destination airport:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Narrative:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, operated by Tara Air, suffered a runway excursion during takeoff from Simikot Airport in Nepal. Reportedly the aircraft lost directional control after suffering burst tire on takeoff.
Three crew members and one passenger were injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» The Himalayan Times


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Distance from Simikot Airport to Surkhet 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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