Narrative:The aircraft suffered a hydraulic system failure after landing and ran off the runway. The pilot managed to steer the plane back on the runway after 100m, but the HS-748 ran off the left side onto the ramp and struck another HS-748 (9N-ACW, Nepal Airways), which was parked engineless.
|Date:||Thursday 6 November 1997|
|Type:||Avro 748-106 Srs. 1A|
|C/n / msn:|| 1549|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls Royce 533-2 Dart|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pokhara Airport (PKR) (Nepal)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
|Destination airport:||Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK), Nepal|
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G-MRRV flew for Independent Air for just 6 months and was sold to Necon Air in November 1992.
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 Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Pokhara Airport as the crow flies is 146 km (91 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.