Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 25, 2011–After a sightseeing flight around Mount Everest, the turboprop twin crashed into a hillside in the Kathmandu Valley while on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport. According to reports, weather at the time of the accident was overcast with low clouds and the Buddha Air-operated 1900D burst into flames on impact. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal is investigating the accident, which claimed the lives of all 16 passengers and three crewmembers on board.
Preliminary Report: 19 Dead in Nepal Tour Flight Crash
- November 4, 2011, 12:20 PM