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Accident description
Last updated: 20 June 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 9 June 2018
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Tara Air
Registration: 9N-AEV
C/n / msn: 729
First flight: 1980-11-27 (37 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jumla Airport (JUM) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nepalganj Airport (KEP/VNNG), Nepal
Destination airport:Jumla Airport (JUM/VNJL), Nepal
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced a porpoise landing and subsequent runway excursion upon landing at Jumla Airport (VNJL), Kumla, Nepal. The airplane sustained substantial damage upon impact with airport fencing and there were no reported injuries onboard.
The flight touched down on runway 27 and bounced several times before departing the left side of the runway. The nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft skidded until coming to rest against a fence abeam the runway 09 threshold.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» www.aviationnepal.com


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Distance from Nepalganj Airport to Jumla Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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