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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 27 May 2013
Time:10:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Goma Air
Registration: 9N-AJU
C/n / msn: 208B-0770
First flight: 1999
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Simikot Airport (IMK) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nepalganj Airport (KEP/VNNG), Nepal
Destination airport:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan passenger plane, 9N-AJU, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Simikot Airport (IMK), Nepal. There were no injuries.
The right main gear tyre of the plane burst upon landing. The plane then skidded and departed the runway on the right hand side. It struck a ditch, severing the right hand main gear and nose gear. There was additional damage to the propeller and right hand wing.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» The Himalayan Times


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Distance from Nepalganj Airport to Simikot Airport as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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