- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 0815
Location: Dana, Nepal
Operator: Tara Air
Flight #: 193
Route: Pokhara - Jomsom
AC Type: de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400
Registration: 9N-AHH
cn / ln: 926
Aboard: 23   (passengers:20  crew:3)
Fatalities: 23   (passengers:20  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed in the mountainous northern region of Nepal half-way through a 20 minute flight to Jomsom. The plane was relatively new. There was wind and dense fog at the time of the accident. It was determined that the crew deviated from the prescribed route to the left while descending to Jomsom due to the presence of clouds in the area. In doing so, the aircraft descended to 10,000 feet in clouds while flying under visual flight rules (VFR). When the GPWS warning sounded, the crew failed to react immediately and the aircraft hit a cliff at the altitude of 10,700 feet before coming to rest at the altitude of 10,982 feet.
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