Dornier Do-228 Twin Turboprop Crashes in Nepal

AINsafety » May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012, 4:05 PM

Fifteen of the 21 people aboard an Agni-Air Dornier 228 died when the 19-seat turboprop twin struck the side of a mountain near Nepal’s Jomsom Airport (VNJS) in the Himalayas on May 14. According to news reports, the pilot reported a flashing warning light in the cockpit and was diverting back to Pokhara Airport (VNPK), also in Nepal.

Jomsom’s 2,000 foot-STOL runway sits at the 8,800-foot level in rugged territory.

This is the second Do 228 Agni-Air accident with fatalities in less than two years. The earlier crash occured in August 2010 near Makwanpur, killing all 14 people aboard.

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