The Score on Nepal

Difficult terrain + Bad weather = accidents

Just a quick scan of the database reveals flying in Nepal to be quite risky.....

Not a great record for a very small country with so little aviation - and the tempo seems to have picked up since early 99.

I think I'll pass on the Nepal tourism experience.

 

The Nepal Score (known crash write-offs in Kingdom over ten years)
Date Aircraft Airline Toll
31/07/92 A310 Thai Airways 113 Fatalities
26/09/92 Y-12 Royal Nepal 0 fatalities (crashed on T/0ff)
28/09/92 A300 PIA 167 fatalities
31/07/93 Do-228 Everest Air 19 fatalities
08/11/93 Y-12 Nepal Airways 0 fatalities (landing overrun-destroyed)
17/01/95 DHC 6 Royal Nepal 2 fatalities
25/04/96 HS-748 Royal Nepal 0 fatalities (overrun)
06/11/97 HS-748 Necon 0 fatalities (grnd collision with HS-748)
21/08/98 DHC 6 Lumbini Airways 18 fatalities (also Jomsom-Pokhara)
18/01/99 Cessna 208 Necon 5 fatalities
07/07/99 Boeing 727 Hinduja 5 fatalities (Lufthansa Cargo)
05/09/99 HS748 Necon 15 fatalities
25/12/99 DHC 6 Skyline 10 fatalities
27/07/00 DHC 6 Royal Nepal 25 fatalities
17/07/02 DHC 6 Skyline 4 fatalities
02/08/02 DHC 6 Shangri la 18 fatalities [a replay of 21/08/98]

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