ASN Aircraft accident ATR 72-500 (72-212A) 9N-ANC Pokhara International Airport
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 15 January 2023
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Operator:Yeti Airlines
Registration: 9N-ANC
MSN: 754
First flight: 2007-08-01 (15 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 72
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) WNW of Pokhara International Airport (   Nepal)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Pokhara International Airport (VNPR), Nepal
Flightnumber:YT691
Narrative:
Yeti Airlines flight 691, an ATR 72-500, crashed while on final approach to runway 12 at Pokhara International Airport, Nepal.
The aircraft crashed on the bank of Seti River and partially ended up in a deep gorge.

Local media report that the aircraft was initially preparing for an approach to runway 30, but the pilot later requested an approach to runway 12.
The Pokhara International Airport was opened on January 1, 2023 and is located to the east-southeast of the old Pokhara Airport. All previous flights of YT691 at the new Pokhara International Airport landed on runway 30.
At least one other ATR 72 from Kathmandu made an approach to land on runway 12 (flight YT677 on January 12), which flew to the north of the airport before turning left on base and final for runway 12 in the vicinity of POK VOR.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» kathmandupost.com


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Distance from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Pokhara International Airport as the crow flies is 142 km (89 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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