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Milesdependent
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:47 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15051112

Not much info yet

Buddha Air
19 people on board

Aircraft likely to be ATR-42/72 or a Beech 1900D

[Edited 2011-09-24 20:47:55]
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:12 am

Yes, they say one person survived. Want to go to nepal and take on these flights. Makes me think twice. This has happened before not that long ago.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-w...res/20110925/as-nepal-plane-crash/
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:18 am

I did an Everest panoramic flight on Buddha Air a couple of years ago, the views were incredible and the crew were very professional. RIP to the victims.
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:07 am

10 out of 16 passengers on board were Indians. One person seems to have survived and has been taken to the hospital.

As per news reports on Indian news channels, the plane crashed near the south-eastern part of the Kathmandu valley.

I did this exact same flight - Everest Experience on Buddha Air Beech 1900D two years ago. It was a great experience - both the flight and the interaction with the crew.

RIP to all those who died!

- Vivek
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:10 am

Kathmandu airport is showing diversions and delays ... must have been close to the airport .. RIP to the victims  
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:24 am

The lone survivor has passed away too.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...ane-crash/articleshow/10112533.cms

Above article has names of some of the passengers and crew.
 
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:11 am

Quoting MilesDependent (Thread starter):
Aircraft likely to be ATR-42/72 or a Beech 1900D

Reported now to be a Beech 1900, and unfortunately all passengers and crew lost their lives.

It seems that the weather was all other than good at the time of the accident, with fog and heavy rain.

RIP to all the victims and their families.
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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:17 am

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 1):
Yes, they say one person survived. Want to go to nepal and take on these flights. Makes me think twice. This has happened before not that long ago.

I'd love to see that landscape, and there was a time when I'd have done that, but I lost my sense of adventure as soon as I hit my mid 30s...

To me this airport would be a dream to see, maybe some day. I don't know


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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:39 am

Hi, Any confirmation about the Registration and nature of trip? i.e. was it one of the Everest Sightseeing flight or was it a scheduled flight?

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19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:52 am

Aviation safety net says it was 9N-AEK.

Quoting Amir (Reply 8):
was it one of the Everest Sightseeing flight or was it a scheduled flight?

It was an Everest scenic flight.

I flew Buddha Air in 2000 from Pokhara to Kathmandu, I had a very good impression of them.
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:11 pm

Was it the Kathmandu airport that was picked as the most dangerous in the world in a Discovery Channel (maybe History Channel?) show a while ago?
 
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:39 pm

Quoting ARFFdude (Reply 10):
Was it the Kathmandu airport that was picked as the most dangerous in the world in a Discovery Channel (maybe History Channel?) show a while ago?

I remember that program. They did not call them dangerous airports but "extreme" airports. The most extreme airport they showed was Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary, Nepal. There is a picture of it in reply 7 above.

RIP to those on board.  
 
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:07 pm

According to some news reports here in the USA, 2 of those on that flight and killed were Americans. Apparently there was fog/poor weather conditions at the time of the crash.
 
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:20 pm

Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 7):

I'd love to see that landscape, and there was a time when I'd have done that, but I lost my sense of adventure as soon as I hit my mid 30s...

To me this airport would be a dream to see, maybe some day. I don't know
Quoting bohica (Reply 11):

I remember that program. They did not call them dangerous airports but "extreme" airports. The most extreme airport they showed was Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary, Nepal.

I flew last year from KTM to Lukla and back on Tara Air, and it was one of the most amazing, though scaring experiences I´ve ever had. The approach to Lukla is so extreme that you can´t believe that it is possible to stop the aircraft on that runway until it´s done. There is no go around, as there is a mountain at the end of the runway.
Nepal is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but it has a lot to improve when it comes to flight safety. Every year there are one or two accidents involving small aircraft and bad weather. Earlier this year there was a Tara Air Twin Otter and a Agni Air Dornier 228 last year. I´ve heard from pilots there that they usually say that in Nepal, you don´t fly in clouds, because there are rocks in them.
My condolences to families
 
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:07 pm

if that accident had happened at Lukla (the most extrem airport in the world) nobody would be surprised. however, it happened somewhere around.
that area is impresive beauty. in my opinnion, it worth the risk to fly.
my deepest condolence for all those who died. R.I.P.
 
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RE: 19 People Die In Nepal Plane Crash

Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:04 am

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 12):
According to some news reports here in the USA, 2 of those on that flight and killed were Americans.


Here is a small story about some of the passenger. Some were from the Miami area and worked at University of Miami School of Medicine. One was a well known surgeon in the area.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/2.../va-surgeon-um-professor-dies.html

My bets are on the weather.
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