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Date:Sunday 9 June 1991
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: 9N-ABA
MSN: 301
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lukla Airport (LUA) (   Nepal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Destination airport:Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK), Nepal
Narrative:
The weather deteriorated rapidly and the pilots could not see the runway. They continued to land without properly aligning with the centreline. The wingtip scraped the runway and the undercarriage collapsed.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/94 (#37)
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.04


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-9N-ABA
accident date: 09-06-1991
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: 9N-ABA
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-9N-ABA
accident date: 09-06-1991
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: 9N-ABA
 

Map
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 Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 miles).

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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