What: Sita Air Dornier 228-202 en route from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla Where: 500 Meters from airport When: Sept 28, 2012 Who: 19 fatalities Update: Because seven British subjects were killed aboard the Sita Air crash on September 28, the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch will be joining the accident investigation.
The British fatalities were named as:
Raymond Eagle, 58, from Macclesfield, Cheshire
Timothy Oakes, 57, from Winwick, near Warrington
Stephen Holding, 60, from Stoke-on-Trent
Vincent Kelly, 50, from Lostock, Bolton
Darren Kelly (brother) 45 from Isle of Whithorn Southern Galloway
Benjamin Ogden, 27, from London
Christopher Davey, 51, from Northampton
Nepalese authorities have a three month report deadline.
What: Sita Air Dornier 228-202 en route from Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport to Lukla Where: 500 Meters from airport When: Sept 28, 2012 Who: 19 fatalities Why: After takeoff, the pilot hit a vulture. The pilot attempted to return to the airport. (The vulture strike is unconfirmed.)
Villagers could not assist because of the fire. Firefighters had difficulty reaching the area on the banks of Manohara River in Thimi, just a few kilometers east of Kathmandu.
Four passenger and three crew were from Nepal. Five were Chinese, and seven were British. the remains were taken to the morgue at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj in Maharajgunj.
The crew who died in the crash were pilot Bijay Tandukar, co-pilot Takesingh Thapa and air-hostess Ruja Shakya.
The passengers were identified were Kumar Marshyangdi Magar (Nepal Army), D Rai, Yangchay Tamang and LN Sherpa. One Britain was identified as Eagle Raymond.
What: Sita Air Dornier 228 en route from
Kathmandu to Lukla Where: Lukla, Nepal When: Oct 12 2010 Who: 11 passengers, 3 crew Why: On landing at Lukla, the brakes failed, and the plane overran the (527 meter) short inclined runway and struck a wall at the end.
No injuries were reported, although the plane incurred nose damage.
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