Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 December 1999
Time:ca 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Skyline Airways
Registration: 9N-AFL
C/n / msn: 796
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Simra Airport (SIF) (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Simra Airport (SIF/VNSI), Nepal
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The Twin Otter departed Simra at 14:57 for a half hour flight to Kathmandu. The aircraft crashed 5 minutes after takeoff.

Sources:
» Kathmandu post


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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 Simra Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 70 km (44 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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