A Sita Air Dornier Do-228 19-seat turboprop crashed on September 28 just after takeoff from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (VNKT) in Nepal. All 16 passengers and three crewmembers perished in the accident. A Sita Air spokesman told local media that the aircraft caught fire after a bird strike thought to involve a large vulture and crashed on the nearby banks of the Manohara River. This is the second fatal crash of a Do228 in Nepal in 2012.
Just a few months after her estranged husband was fatally shot along with eight other members of the Nepalese royal family, Princess Prekshya Shah, 49, was killed when a helicopter in which she was a passenger plunged into a lake in Nepal shortly after takeoff on November 12.
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, Surkhet, Nepal, July 17, 2002–All four (including two crewmembers) aboard the Skyline Airways Twin Otter (9N-AGF) were killed when it crashed on approach to Surkhet Airport (SKH) at approximately 1422 local time. The aircraft had departed from Jumla Airport (JUM) at 1404 for the 60-mi, 25-min flight.