Date: October 08, 2008
Time: 0731
Location: Lukla, Nepal
Operator: Yeti Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Katmandu - Lukla
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: 9N-AFE
cn / ln: 720
Aboard: 19   (passengers:16  crew:3)
Fatalities: 18   (passengers:16  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: As the passenger plane came in for a landing, in fog, the main landing gears snagged on a security fence. The plane crashed to the ground and caught fire. The pilot was the only survivor. The cause was the two pilots who misjudged deteriorating weather conditions and flew inside a patch of fog while trying to land at Lukla airport, which is carved into the side of the Himalayas at an altitude of 9,200 feet.

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