Accident description
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 15 December 2010
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Operator:Tara Air
Registration: 9N-AFX
C/n / msn: 806
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sri Chaur Village, Okhaldhunga District (   Nepal) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lamidanda Airport (LDN/VNLD), Nepal
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter, registered 9N-AFX, crashed into Palunge Hill during a domestic flight from Lamidanda Airport (LDN) to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM). The airplane departed at 15:08 carrying three crew and 19 passengers.

Sources:
» All 22 aboard killed in Tara Air airplane crash


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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 Lamidanda Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 138 km (86 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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