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Sita Air Plane Diverts to Nepal due to Bad Weather

Sita Air flight ST-605 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Phaplu Airport, Dudhakunda, Nepal, on April 23rd.

The Dornier Do-228 flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal, had to divert due to bad weather.

The plane’s wing hit a wall during the landing.

All 14 passengers and 3 crew members remained safe.

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

Sita AirA 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 4 technicians aboard remained unhurt.

UK Participating in Sita Air Accident, Nepal

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:

  1. Raymond Eagle, 58, from Macclesfield, Cheshire
  2. Timothy Oakes, 57, from Winwick, near Warrington
  3. Stephen Holding, 60, from Stoke-on-Trent
  4. Vincent Kelly, 50, from Lostock, Bolton
  5. Darren Kelly (brother) 45 from Isle of Whithorn Southern Galloway
  6. Benjamin Ogden, 27, from London
  7. Christopher Davey, 51, from Northampton

Nepalese authorities have a three month report deadline.

EVEREST Plane Crash 19 Killed

EVEREST Plane Crash 19 Killed

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.

Video below

Nepal: Sita Air Flight Overrun, Strikes Wall

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Contact photographer Richard Vandervord

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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