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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Friday 21 August 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operating for:Lumbini Airways
Leased from:Nepalese CAA
Registration: 9N-ACC
C/n / msn: 710
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ghorepani (   Nepal)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jomsom Airport (JMO/VNJS), Nepal
Destination airport:Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK), Nepal
The Twin Otter had been leased for one year from the Air Transport Support Centre (ATSC, of the Nepalese CAA). The plane took off from Jomsom at 11:10 and was expected to arrive at Pokhara at 11:30.
The airplane impacted Mount Annapurna at the 7000 ft level.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Jomsom Airport to Pokhara Airport as the crow flies is 69 km (43 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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