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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 4 August 2016
Time:ca 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Makalu Air
Registration: 9N-AKC
C/n / msn: 208B-0554
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:near Simikot (   Nepal)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Destination airport:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operating on a flight from Surkhet to Simikot, Nepal, force landed in the Karnali River following a loss of engine power. Both crew members swam ashore.
The aircraft is said to have been swept away by currents.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Kathmandu Post
» My Republica
» Aviation Nepal


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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 Surkhet Airport to Simikot Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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