Narrative: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.
|Date:||Friday 21 August 1998|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
|Operating for:||Lumbini Airways|
|Leased from:||Nepalese CAA|
|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|
Radio contact with the flight was lost while it was flying near Ghorepani at an altitude of 10500 feet.
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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.