Date & Time: Aug 24, 2010 at 0725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kathmandu - Lukla
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to Lukla, crew divert to Simara due to bad weather conditions. At Simara, crew decided to return to Kathmandu due to weather deterioration. On descent to Kathmandu, while approaching runway 02, a generator failed and aircraft crashed in an open field some 30 km southeast of Tribhuvan Airport. All 14 occupants were killed, among them four Americans, one British and one Japanese.
Generator failure on approach for undetermined reason.