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Buddha Air Flight 103 was a tourist flight which crashed at Kotdada Hill, Nepal, on 25 September 2011.

All 19 aboard died. The aircraft involved, a Beechcraft 1900D, was operating a Buddha Air sightseeing service out of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. It crashed at while attempting to land in bad weather.[3] [edit]Passengers The aircraft had been on a tourist flight and was returning to Kathmandu, the 16 passengers included 10 Indian nationals, one Japanese, two Americans and three Nepalese.[5] All but one of the passengers and the three crew died in the accident, one Nepalese passenger was rescued but died on the way to hospital. [edit]Aircraft The aircraft was a 19-seater Beechcraft 1900 twin-engined turboprop airliner, it was thirteen-years old and registered in Nepal as 9N-AEK. Initial investigation reveals that the aircraft being operated under VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and two minutes to the safety of the runway went into clouds and crashed at 5400 feet. Air traffic controllers and members of the investigation team claim the reason for the crash was pilot error. However, it might take time for the final reports to come out.
Date 25 September 2011

Type

Under investigation

Site

Kotdanda, Lalitpur, Nepal[1]

Passengers

16[2]

Crew

3[2]

Injuries

0[3]

Fatalities

19[1]

Survivors

Aircraft type

Beechcraft 1900D

Operator

Buddha Air

Tail number

9N-AEK[4]

Flight origin

Tribhuwan International Airport

Destination

Tribhuwan International Airport

OCT 19 - Rescue teams in Nepal scouring the wreckage of a military plane that crashed in a remote hunting reserve have recovered four bodies and presume the other two people on board are dead, police said Wednesday. The Britten-Norman Islander plane was returning to the capital Kathmandu from a rescue mission near the Indian border on Tuesday evening when it lost contact with air traffic control in bad weather. Four "badly damaged" bodies have been found at the site of the crash in the Dhorpatan hunting reserve, a five-day trek from the central city of Pokhara, senior local police officer Uma Prasad Chaturbedi said. "One badly burned body has been identified as male. The bodies were scattered within 50-60 metres (165-200 feet) from the crash site. Though the rescue team hasn't found the remaining two, chances of their survival are nil," he added. Witnesses had reported hearing an explosion before seeing the aircraft crash into dense jungle on the side of a hill and burst into a fireball. Debris was found up to 100 metres from the site of the impact. Chaturbedi said fog, snow and extreme cold were hampering the rescue efforts. "An army helicopter, sent to bring the bodies, hasn't been able to land. The place is very remote and is blanketed by heavy fog," he said. The army lost contact with the plane at 7:05 pm (1320 GMT) after it had taken off from the city of Nepalgunj in southwestern Nepal. Locals said they saw the aircraft descending in the dark without any lights, The Kathmandu Post reported. "There was a loud bang and there was a fire on the hill," witness Lal Kumari Thapa told the newspaper. The crew included a doctor, a medical assistant, a patient, his brother and two army pilots. The bodies were expected to be flown to Kathmandu later on Wednesday. Nepal has no air force, but flies several aircraft within the Nepalese Army Service, also known as the Nepal Army Air Wing. The Islander aircraft, normally used for surveillance missions, was donated to Nepal by Britain during the Maoist rebellion in 2005. Aviation accidents are relatively common in the landlocked Himalayan country, which has only a limited road network, with many communities in the mountains and hills accessible only on foot or by air.

News Date: 29/11/2011 A Fishtail Air helicopter met with an accident in Lobuche of Solukhumbu soon after taking off for Lukla of the mountainous district on Tuesday afternoon.

All three people on board including the pilots are said to be safe, Mahendra Kumar Rai, the Air Traffic Controller at the Luka Airport told a Kathmandu-based television station over telephone.

According to Rai, after a few seconds of its takeoff the chopper lost communication with the tower. Later, locals informed the Lukla Airport that the 9AIK helicopter had crashed but the people on board were safe. The helicopter had reportedly flown to Lukla to rescue a tourist who had fallen ill. Earlier it was reported that the chopper had caught fire. Referring to the locals, Rai, however, said there was no fire on the chopper. He said the cause of the accident is not known.

Two helicopters--one each of Air Dynasty helicopter and Fishtail Air--are trying to reach the incident site for rescue operation.
KATHMANDU: A Fishtail Air helicopter met with an accident in Lobuche of Solukhumbu soon after taking off for Lukla of the mountainous district on Tuesday afternoon. All three people on board including the pilots are said to be safe, Mahendra Kumar Rai, the Air Traffic Controller at the Luka Airport told a Kathmandu-based television station over telephone. According to Rai, after a few seconds of its takeoff the chopper lost communication with the tower. Later, locals informed the Lukla Airport that the 9AIK helicopter had crashed but the people on board were safe. The helicopter had reportedly flown to Lukla to rescue a tourist who had fallen ill. Earlier it was reported that the chopper had caught fire. Referring to the locals, Rai, however, said there was no fire on the chopper. He said the cause of the accident is not known. Two helicopters--one each of Air Dynasty helicopter and Fishtail Air--are trying to reach the incident site for rescue operation.

October 09 2010

KATHMANDU

A helicopter of Makalu Air met an accident in Simikot Airport on Sunday morning. The front part of the helicopter crumbled when its wheel brakes failed to hold it. The helicopter has obstructed the runway and obstructing the air traffic. However the airport office informed that there were human casualties. On the eve of Dashain, many travellers have been stranded in Simikot as the helicopter still remains obstructing the runaway. The civil aviation authority informed that it is dispatching a special team to Simikot for repairing the helicopter and clearing the highway.
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 | Posted by nmn

A Goma Air plane carrying cargo skidded off the runway, while landing at the Juphal Airport in Dolpa on late Monday morning. No crew members were however injured. The plane 9NJT, which had taken off from Nepalgunj and arrived at the airport at 11:51am, overshot the runway by 50 meters, informed Devananda Upadhyay, head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Nepalgunj.