Date & Time: Jun 1, 2013 at 0714 LT
Type of aircraft:
Dornier DO228
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AHB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nepālganj - Simikot
MSN:
8169
YOM:
1989
Country:
Nepal
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Twin engine aircraft was performing a charter flight from Nepālganj to Simikot with two crew and five passengers on board. On approach to Simikot, ground fog and low visibility forced the crew to proceed with a go around. A second and a third attempt to land were also abandoned. Captain elected to land and descended through runway 28 but aircraft hit the ground short of runway threshold, lost its left main gear and came to rest on the right side of the runway with its left wing broken in two. The aircraft also suffered severe damage to its belly.