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Last updated: 18 December 2018
Datum:Dienstag 28 November 2017
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Tara Air
Kennzeichen: 9N-ABM
Werknummer: 455
Baujahr: 1975-04-16 (42 years 8 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Schwer beschädigt
Unfallort:Simikot Airport (IMK) (   Nepal)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Flug nach:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
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.

» The Himalayan Times


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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 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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