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Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:26 am

The BBC is reporting 19 have been killed in a plane crash in Nepal. The aircraft apparently crashed shortly after take-off and caught fire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19754351

EDIT: The BBC is reporting that the aircraft belonged to Sita air, which has a fleet of Do-228 aircraft.
http://www.sitaair.com.np/fleet.php

[Edited 2012-09-27 19:33:09]
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:49 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19754574

Pictures of the diaster.

May all aboard RIP.
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:15 am

Quoting rikkus67 (Reply 1):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19754574

Pictures of the diaster.

In the first photo on the BBC website, the letter "A" is visible, which leads me to believe that the registration of the ill-fated aircraft was 9N-AHA. I had clicked a photo of this very aircraft back in Nov 2008. Sad to know that it doesn't exist anymore.


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RIP to all those on board!  

I know that the cause of the crash is still unknown but it doesn't appear to be a case of CFIT.

- Vivek
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:21 am

Being reported here as a bird strike - it's made headlines here as a number of British nationals were on board
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:06 am

Very, very sad, RIP to all aboard.  
Quoting vivekman2006 (Reply 2):
In the first photo on the BBC website, the letter "A" is visible, which leads me to believe that the registration of the ill-fated aircraft was 9N-AHA. I had clicked a photo of this very aircraft back in Nov 2008. Sad to know that it doesn't exist anymore.

It must be, Sita has only had a few Do-228s in the fleet. Sister ship 9N-AHB was w/o at Lukla a few years back...
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:22 pm

Yahoo is also reporting the bird strike (vulture).
http://news.yahoo.com/plane-going-ev...-crashes-killing-19-040304213.html

RIP to all aboard.
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:14 pm

How can they be blaming it on a bird strike already? Didnt the airplane just crash? I read the Yahoo article about the bird strike as well and nowhere in the article does it state how they mysteriously already know this. Unless it was reported by the pilot before the aircraft crashed I dont see how anyone could have any clue as to what caused the crash already. Wish the article gave a little more info as to where they got this apparent bird strike information.
RIP to those involved.

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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting TrnsWrld (Reply 6):
Unless it was reported by the pilot before the aircraft crashed

Reports in the UK this morning stated the pilot had reported a bird strike, and that he was trying to make a return.
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:16 pm

Very sad indeed. As someone said you'd expect trouble landing at Lukla and not taking off from Kathmandu.

I'm surprised how long the aircraft was in the air before coming to its end. The flight to Lukla is only 22min and according to initial reports this plane was in the air longer than that before crashing.

I took off from Kathmandu a few weeks ago and I was surprised to see rather a large owl sitting on the fence right up close to the runway. There are loads of birds around due to all the rotting rubbish. Maybe time for a good clean up to avoid this happening again.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:17 pm

Apparently my aunt was on the following flight to Lukla - she just posted a Facebook update to let people know she was fine. She could see the wreckage after takeoff.
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting TrnsWrld (Reply 6):
How can they be blaming it on a bird strike already? Didnt the airplane just crash? I read the Yahoo article about the bird strike as well and nowhere in the article does it state how they mysteriously already know this. Unless it was reported by the pilot before the aircraft crashed I dont see how anyone could have any clue as to what caused the crash already. Wish the article gave a little more info as to where they got this apparent bird strike information.
RIP to those involved.

Maybe witness accounts? Or this: (granted I don;t know how they would know this so early, either)

Quoting n729pa (Reply 7):
Reports in the UK this morning stated the pilot had reported a bird strike, and that he was trying to make a return.
Quoting spacecadet (Reply 9):
Apparently my aunt was on the following flight to Lukla - she just posted a Facebook update to let people know she was fine. She could see the wreckage after takeoff.

Now that must've been unsettling. Thank God she's okay.


This must also come as a decent blow to Sita Air. Two planes w/o within a couple of years, AND the fact that their fleet is so small. Interested to see how this plays out for them.
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:33 pm

ATC apparently noticed an unusual maneuver on the radar after take-oof, and the pilot responded to their inquiry about it saying that they had struck a vulture. He was attempting to return to the airport due to "technical glitches". Reportedly he was trying to land on the riverbank where the crash site is.

Very sad indeed for all involved.
 
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RE: Another Plane Down In Nepal

Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 9):
Apparently my aunt was on the following flight to Lukla - she just posted a Facebook update to let people know she was fine. She could see the wreckage after takeoff.

What an example of modern times - someone chooses to post a Facebook update to tell loved ones that she is still alive.

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