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.
|Date:||Saturday 1 June 2013|
|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|
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.
» The Himalayan Times
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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 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.