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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 22 December 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Royal Nepal Airlines
Registration: 9N-ABH
MSN: 376
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bhojpur (   Nepal)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tumling Tar Airport (TMI/VNTR), Nepal
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed off course. Bad weather and error in judgement could have been the cause.



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Distance from Tumling Tar Airport to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport as the crow flies is 185 km (115 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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  • 110th loss
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