Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 July 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-101
Operator:Everest Air
Registration: 9N-ACL
C/n / msn: 7029
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) N of Bharatpur Airport (BHR) (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Bharatpur Airport (BHR/VNBP), Nepal
Narrative:
The Do-228 plane flew into the side of a mountain while on approach to Bharatpur Airport (BHR).

Sources:
» Air International July 1994, p.7
» Air International September 1993, p.127
» Scramble 171
» Toledo Blade - Aug 2, 1993


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Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Bharatpur Airport as the crow flies is 91 km (57 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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