CFIT Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 9N-ABP, Thursday 27 July 2000
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Date:Thursday 27 July 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: 9N-ABP
MSN: 654
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Jarayakhali Hill -   Nepal
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bajhang Airport (BJH/VNBG)
Destination airport:Dhangadhi Airport (DHI/VNDH)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft departed Bajhang at 10:11 for a 30-minute flight to Dhangadhi. Last radio contact was at 10:31. The aircraft was found to have collided with pine trees on the 4300 feet Jarayakhali hill on the Churia mountain range, also known as Sivalik Hills, before catching fire.


Hemant Arjyal
Nepal News


  • 15th worst accident in 2000
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Zeljko Ivic; Pokhara Airport (PKR); 26 May 2000

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