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Another Plane Crash: Yeti Airlines Nepal  
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 17546 times:

BBC is now reporting the crash of an Yeti Airlines aircraft in Nepal with 18 dead. RIP. More details to come.


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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 17554 times:

Just hit the wires:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-rQcLcq5G2XM4faqoxeFW5FKC9w

Truly sad months for aviation continues.



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User currently offlineLhrstu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 17515 times:

Now on the BBC website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7658258.stm


User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 17424 times:

Yeti Airlines has Jetstream 41s and Twin Otters in its fleet. Wonder which aircraft this was!

RIP to those who died Sad

- Vivek


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9285 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 17403 times:

Most likely a twin otter. 12 German and 2 Swiss tourists died in the crash together with the crew. Don't think a jetstream can go to Lukla.

Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 17362 times:

Whew that nearly gave me a heartattack. My aunt and uncle are in Bhutan and should be coming back shortly. Hearing of this crash made me instantly assume they were onboard. Given it was mostly Germans and Nepalese citizens, that makes me seem more at ease.

Still very unfortunate. RIP to all onboard.


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 17328 times:

just yesterday there was a thread on dangerous airports and Lukla featured very prominently.... too bad.

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2738 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 17267 times:

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7658258.stm

"The plane reportedly caught fire after crash-landing and hitting the perimeter boundary at the airstrip. "


That sounds absolutely horrid. It sounds like the plane must of came down too late down the runway, impacting the pretty much, straight-up cliff.

RIP  Sad



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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 17221 times:

According to Wikipedia, there have been several incidents while landing at Lukla; the last one was on 30th June 2005, when a Gorkha Airlines Dornier 228 skidded off the runway while attempting to land.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukla_Airport


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 16796 times:

A tough area for aviation.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16791 times:

Must be one of the craziest airports on earth. Add to the picture high altitude and bad weather... Scary.


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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 755 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16713 times:
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Quoting Treg (Reply 10):
Must be one of the craziest airports on earth. Add to the picture high altitude and bad weather... Scary.

IMHO it is the craziest and most dangerous airport in the world. Surrounded by enormous mountains and prone for extremely fast weather changes, it is defiantly the most exhilarating airport I have ever flown into.

RIP to all of those who lost their lives.

Stein



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16419 times:
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In Amadeus system, this route appears operated with De Havilland Twin Otter DHC6 operated by Yeti Airlines.

But my surprise came from the flight operated daily by Royal Nepal Airlines:

1 RA 121 D KTM LUA 0700 0740 0 24JUL08 --- DHC 0:40

The DHC equipment is a DHC4 Caribou accoriding with Amadeus information...

DNE DHC
DHC N DE HAVILLAND DHC-4 CARIBOU TURB 20-N/A

I thought that this equipment was not used since many, many years ago... is correct this information?

In other terms, God bless the souls of the died passengers.

 tombstone 

Gerard



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User currently offlineXaraB From Norway, joined Aug 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16157 times:

Some pics in this Norwegian article:

http://www.nettavisen.no/verden/article2283434.ece



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User currently offlineMpoellot From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15486 times:

Yeti Airlines provided information about the incident on its website:

http://www.yetiairlines.com/press_ro...section=press&action=show&press=14


User currently offlineBagpipes From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15153 times:

i dont know how anyone can mistake an aussie for a person from switzerland! There not even on the same continent, yet alone a hemisphere. Anyways a sad day for aviation, RIP to those who perished


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User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15102 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 7):
That sounds absolutely horrid. It sounds like the plane must of came down too late down the runway, impacting the pretty much, straight-up cliff.

Looking at the pictures it looks like the aircraft was too low on approach and crashed into the mountain before the runway he was trying to land on. I could be wrong though.

Apparently the airport was engulfed in fog at the time.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13599 times:



Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 16):
Looking at the pictures it looks like the aircraft was too low on approach and crashed into the mountain before the runway he was trying to land on. I could be wrong though.

Looking at those pictures and the others available on this site - the plane definitely hit short of the runway on the approach end to land.


User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13247 times:

From the Yeti website, it looks as if the majority pax on board were tourists originating from Australia, Germany and also some Nepalese.

R I P


User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13208 times:

Fairly interesting video on Spiegel Online, including an interview with the boss of the German travel company:

http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-38030.html

(German only, sorry)



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User currently offlineAllpress From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10100 times:

"The crew included Capt. Surendra. Kunwar, Co-pilot Bikash Pant and Air Hostess Sunita Shrestha. Among the deceased are Co-Pilot Pant, Air Hostess Shrestha, 12 German, 2 Australian and 2 Nepalese Nationals."

this sucks =[
i feel really bad for the captain!
i dont wanna sound mean or anything
but hes gonna have a hard time knowing
that he was the only survivor and 18 others
perished..i feel sorry for him.. deepest
condolences to the families of the deceased.

cam



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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9852 times:



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 1):
Truly sad months for aviation continues.

Why do you say that? Worldwide over the past several years, there have been fewer crashes, per miles/passengers flown, than ever before.

Remember: the volume of air traffic has more than doubled in the past 25 years or so. As we should expect, raw accident totals are up. But accident *rates* are way down.

Better training, better technology, etc.


PS



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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9632 times:



Quoting Aviateur (Reply 21):
Why do you say that? Worldwide over the past several years, there have been fewer crashes, per miles/passengers flown, than ever before.

Remember: the volume of air traffic has more than doubled in the past 25 years or so. As we should expect, raw accident totals are up. But accident *rates* are way down.

Better training, better technology, etc.


PS

= While this is true in terms of general trend, I was referring to the last few months which has seen crashes of Spanair, Itek Air, ARM, Cem Air, Aeroflot Nord, and Yeti Airlines. This is in adddition to a bunch of smaller crashes.

Best,
A.



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User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9448 times:



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 22):
= While this is true in terms of general trend, I was referring to the last few months which has seen crashes of Spanair, Itek Air, ARM, Cem Air, Aeroflot Nord, and Yeti Airlines. This is in adddition to a bunch of smaller crashes.

Best,
A.

The Summer Curse of aviation. Due to significantly higher numbers of flights in most regions of the world during the northern hemisphere's summer, the chance of crashes increases due to pure statistics. Add to the higher numbers more congestion at airports, more stressed flight crews etc., and you see why there is often a cluster of accidents during the summer months. While this does not translate into the exact reason for every single crash, it can help to explain the peak frequency of bad news often observed during summer.



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