Crash: Agni D228 at Jomsom 14/5/12, impacted terrain

Crash: Agni D228 at Jomsom 14/5/12, impacted terrain

Postby Chow Vi Thian (AAPA) » Tue May 15, 2012 9:38 am

An Agni Air Dornier Do-228, registration 9N-AIG performing flight AG-CHT from Pokhara to Jomsom (Nepal) with 18 passengers and 3 crew, went around on final approach to Jomsom's runway 06. The aircraft joined a left downwind when a wing contacted a hilltop about 270 meters/890 feet north of the aerodrome at around 09:45L (04:00Z), the aircraft subsequently impacted a muddy slope nose section first about abeam touch down zone runway 24. 6 people including the flight attendant were rescued alive, one of them in critical condition, 15 bodies including both flight crew have been recovered.

The injured were airlifted to a hospital in Pokhara.

Local police reported the flight attendant and 5 passengers were taken to Pokhara for treatment, both flight crew and 13 passengers were killed. The weather was clear at the time of the accident.

Pokhara Airport officials reported the crew had reported a technical problem on approach to Jomsom, went around and requested to return to Pokhara. The aircraft turned back inside Jomsom Valley but hit the side of a hill.

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