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Last updated: 20 February 2019
Date:vendredi 28 septembre 2012
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-202
Compagnie:Sita Air
Immatriculation: 9N-AHA
Numéro de série: 8123
Année de Fabrication: 1987-04-08 (25 years 6 months)
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-10T-511D
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 16 / à bord: 16
Total:victimes: 19 / à bord: 19
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 0,5 km E of Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Népal)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Népal
Aéroport de destination:Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK), Népal
Numéro de vol: 601
A Dornier 228-202 passenger plane, operated by Sita Air, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM), Nepal. All 19 on board were killed.
The airplane took off from runway 20 at 06:17, bound for Lukla Airport (LUA) and subsequently stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

"No faults were found with either of the engines, there was no evidence of a bird ingestion into the engine. Both engines were producing low power at impact, both propellers were in their normal operating range. However, an insidious power reduction occurred starting at 70 KIAS which went unnoticed by the crew. Following lift off the pitch attitude was set too high for the aircraft to maintain V2, the aircraft's speed fell below V2 requiring more thrust than available to accelerate again. The investigation was unable to determine the cause of the thrust reduction."

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
08 APR 1987 D-CEZH Dornier first flight
18 SEP 1987 D-CEZH Holiday Express delivered
16 AUG 1988 VH-NSH National Safety Council of Australia bought
21 MAY 1990 N2255E G M Hock Construction Inc. registered
13 DEC 1990 F-ODZG World Airline Executive registered
05 MAY 1992 F-ODZG Air Caraibes
APR 2003 9N-AHA Sita Air delivered

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport et Lukla Airport est de 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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