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Last updated: 20 October 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time:ca 06:45
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-AJU
C/n / msn: 208B0770
First flight: 1999
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Simikot Pass (   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, operated by Makalu Air, impacted a mountainside at an altitude of 12,800 feet, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Both crew members suffered fatal injuries.
The aircraft took off from Surkhet at 06:12 hours local time on a domestic cargo flight to Simikot, where it was scheduled arrive at 06:55.

Sources:
» thehimalayantimes.com
» Hemant Arjyal
» kathmandupost.ekantipur.com


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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: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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