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Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 1 June 2013
Time:07:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-202K
Operator:Sita Air
Registration: 9N-AHB
C/n / msn: 8169
First flight: 1989-10-18 (23 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
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 Dornier 228 passenger plane, 9N-AHB, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Simikot Airport (IMK), Nepal. There were no injuries among the five passengers and two crew members.
The airplane had departed Nepalganj Airport (KEP) at 06:25 and suffered a hard landing at Simikot Airport at 07:14. The left hand main gear broke and the Dornier 228 came to rest on the side of the runway. The no. 1 prop, left hand wing and underside of the fuselage sustained substantial damage.

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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 Networks 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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