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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28066
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PC6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter
Owner/operator:UN Development Program
Registration: 9N-AAZ
C/n / msn: 727
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kathmandu -   Nepal
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kathmadu/Gaucher Airport (KTM)
Destination airport:Phaplu Airport (PPL)
Crashed shortly after take-off near Kathmandu Airport. Among those killed were wife Louise and daughter Belinda (16) of Sir Edmund Hillary.
CAUSE: The pilot Peter C. Shand took off unaware that a ground lock pin on one of the ailerons was still in place. Moments later the aircraft plunged into the ground and burned, killing all five on board.

Wir sehen uns in Kathmandu: Elizabeth Hawley - Die Chronistin des Himalaya / by Bernadette McDonald

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2010 05:44 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2010 06:18 TB Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2010 15:32 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2017 06:09 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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