Narrative:Flight 128 departed Pokhara at 10:00 for a 35-minute domestic flight to Kathmandu. At 16 km west of Kathmandu, while approaching Tribhuvan Airport runway 02, the aircraft collided with a communication tower of Nepal Telecommunication Corporation and crashed in a wooded area.
|Date:||Sunday 5 September 1999|
|Type:||British Aerospace BAe-748-501 Srs. 2B|
|C/n / msn:|| 1806|
|First flight:|| 1988-07-29 (11 years 1 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls Royce 536-2 Dart|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 15 km W of Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (Nepal)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK), Nepal|
|Destination airport:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
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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 Pokhara Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan 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.