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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 30 May 2017
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic M28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck
Operator:Nepal Army Air Wing
Registration: NA-048
C/n / msn: AJE003-02
First flight: 2004
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bajura Airport (BJU) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Surkhet Airport (SKH/VNSK), Nepal
Destination airport:Simikot Airport (IMK/VNST), Nepal
Narrative:
A PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck transport plane flipped over during a runway excursion accident while landing at Bajura Airport, Nepal. The pilot died in the crash. Two occupants are said to be in critical condition.
The aircraft had diverted to Bajura due to high winds at the intended destination, Simikot.

Sources:
» Kathmandu Post
» Online Khabar


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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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