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Nepal Airlines Flight Returns to Kathmandu due to Hydraulic Leak

Saturday, December 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Flight Returns to Kathmandu due to Hydraulic Leak

Nepal Airlines flight RA-225 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kathmandu, Nepal, on December 13th. The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Bangalore, India, but had to turn back due to a hydraulic leak. The plane landed safely. All 156 passengers and 8 crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Bhutan Airlines Plane Aborts Landing in Kathmandu

Monday, October 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bhutan Airlines Plane Aborts Landing in Kathmandu

Bhutan Airlines flight B3-771 performed a missed approach before landing in Kathmandu, Nepal, on October 15th. The plane flying from Paro, Bhutan, was on final approach when the crew spotted a goat on the runway. The crew initiated a standard missed approach and entered a hold while the airport crew removed the goat from... »

Nepal Airlines Corporation Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kathmandu

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Corporation Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kathmandu

Nepal Airlines Corporation flight RA-206 made an emergency landing in Kathmandu, Nepal, on September 26th. The plane was flying from New Delhi, India, when the crew reported smoke in cockpit and declared an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully. All 154 passengers and 9 crew members aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Sita Air Ferry Flight makes Safe Landing in Nepal after Engine Shut Down

Friday, September 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Sita Air Ferry Flight makes Safe Landing in Nepal after Engine Shut Down

A Sita Air ferry flight make a safe emergency landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, on September 16. The Dornier DO-228 flying from Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Nepal, was mid-air when its left side engine stopped working. The crew had to shut the engine down. The plane landed safely. All 3 crew members and... »

Helicopter Crashes in Nepal; 7 Killed

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashes in Nepal; 7 Killed

A Fishtail Air helicopter crashed at Bhatine Danda in Nuwakot district of Nepal, on August 8th. The helicopter went down while it was transporting a five-year-old girl to Kathmandu for medical treatment. There were seven people aboard at the time, including the baby and her family members; all of them were killed in the... »

Nepal Airlines Flight Returns to Kathmandu after Bird Strike

Saturday, July 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Flight Returns to Kathmandu after Bird Strike

Nepal Airlines flight RA-409 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 7th. The Airbus A320-200 was en-route to Hong Kong, China, when one of its engines ingested a bird, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed safely. All 59 people onboard remained unharmed. The... »

Buddha Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Problem

Saturday, April 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Buddha Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Problem

Buddha Air flight U4-952 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Biratnagar, Nepal, on April 8th. The plane, flying from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, Nepal, was diverted after the crew reported a technical glitch in the left hand engine. The plane landed safely. There were 68 passengers and 4 crew members aboard at... »

Nepal again: Goma Air Bird Strike

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal again: Goma Air Bird Strike

First, the Goma Air flight waited until the tower confirmed that the “bird patrol” had chased birds off the Kathmandu runway. Then the nine people aboard had just taken off from Kathmandu en route to Lukla when a bird struck the plane’s horizontal stabilizers. Pilots returned to make a safe landing in Kathmandu. According... »

Air Kasthamandap Plane Crash-Lands in Nepal; 2 Killed, 9 Injured

Sunday, February 28, 2016
By George Hatcher

Air Kasthamandap flight 9N-AJB crash-landed in Chilkhaya, Kalikot district of Nepal, on February 26th. The single engine PAC 750 plane took off from Nepalgunj and was heading to Jumla when it developed some technical problems and went down. Authorities said the plane lost contact with the control tower just 11 minutes after take off.... »

Nepal: Pokhara Crash, 23 Fatalities

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal: Pokhara Crash, 23 Fatalities

Tara Air Flight number TA193 Crashes A Tara Air Twin Otter was found crashed near Rupse Chhahara at Soleghopte cliff in Dana VDC. Search efforts at the crash site some 16,000 feet above sea level were hampered by fog. There were no survivors. The flight had been declared missing while en route from Pokhara... »

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