Accident description
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 17 July 2002
Time:14:22
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-AGF
C/n / msn: 828
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Surkhet Airport (SKH) (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jumla Airport (JUM/VNJL), Nepal
Destination airport:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Narrative:
The Twin Otter departed Jumla at 14:04 for a 25-minute flight to Surkhet. Some 18 minutes after take-off, at an altitude of about 6500 feet, the aircraft crashed into trees and crashed against the Gargare Danda hill in bad weather.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» nepalnews.com


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Map
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 Jumla Airport to Surkhet Airport as the crow flies is 93 km (58 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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