Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Montag 18 Januar 1999
Zeit:ca 16:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Caravan I
Fluggesellschaft:Necon Air
Kennzeichen: 9N-ADA
Werknummer: 208-00235
Baujahr: 1993
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Jumla Airport (JUM) (   Nepal) show on map
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Jumla Airport (JUM/VNJL), Nepal
Flug nach:Nepalganj Airport (KEP/VNNG), Nepal
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft climbed steeply to 450 feet (140 m) after takeoff. The Caravan then stalled, crashed in a left wing low attitude and caught fire.
The fire could not be extinguished because the fire fighting equipment was not available at the site. The mobile extinguisher that was present in Jumla Tower was still in packed condition.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of the accident was due to the pilot's failure to put the aircraft in take off configuration. It seems that in all probability, the crew failed to carry out take off check-list and rolled the aircraft with full flaps up position at the critical time, which in turn resulted in premature steep take off and consequently the aircraft was stalled at an altitude not enough for stall recovery for the aircraft."

Informationsquelle:
» Growing Threat In: The National Newsmagazine. - Vol. 19, No, 24 (December 31 - January 06, 2000)
» Report blames pilot's negligence for Necon air disaster (Nepal News July 20, 1999)


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Distance from Jumla Airport to Nepalganj Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 miles).

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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