CFIT Accident Dornier 228-212 9N-AIG, Monday 14 May 2012
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Date:Monday 14 May 2012
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 228-212
Owner/operator:Agni Air
Registration: 9N-AIG
MSN: 8216
Year of manufacture:1997
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-5A-252D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:5 km SW of Jomsom Airport (JMO) -   Nepal
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK)
Destination airport:Jomsom Airport (JMO/VNJS)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Dornier Do 228 passenger plane, 9N-AIG, was destroyed when it struck the side of a mountain during near Jomsom, Nepal. Thirteen passengers and two pilots were killed. The flight attendant and five passengers survived the accident.
The flight had departed Pokhara (PKR) on a domestic passenger flight to Jomsom (JMO). According to the head of Nepal's national rescue department, the pilot told air traffic control moments before the crash that he was diverting back to Pokhara. The airplane crashed into the side of a hill near Marpha village.

Sources:

The Himalayan Times
Hemant Arjyal

Statistics

  • 12th worst accident in 2012
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Pokhara Airport (PKR/VNPK); 02 November 2011


photo (c) Dariusz Rosik; Lukla Airport (LUA/VNLK); 22 September 2008


photo (c) Dariusz Rosik; Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT); 22 September 2008

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