2012 Agni Air Dornier 228 crash

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2012 Agni Air Dornier 228 crash
Agni Air aircraft.JPG
9N-AIG, the Dornier involved, seen two months earlier at Lukla Airport
Accident
Date14 May 2012 (2012-05-14)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteNear Jomsom Airport, Nepal
28°46′52″N 83°43′18″E / 28.78111°N 83.72167°E / 28.78111; 83.72167Coordinates: 28°46′52″N 83°43′18″E / 28.78111°N 83.72167°E / 28.78111; 83.72167
Aircraft
Aircraft typeDornier Do 228-212
OperatorAgni Air
Registration9N-AIG
Flight originPokhara Airport, Pokhara, Nepal
DestinationJomsom Airport, Jomsom, Nepal
Occupants21
Passengers18
Crew3
Fatalities15
Injuries6
Survivors6

On 14 May 2012, a Dornier Do 228 passenger aircraft of Agni Air crashed near Jomsom Airport, Nepal, killing 15 of the 21 people on board, including both pilots.[1][2][3]

Accident[edit]

2012 Agni Air Dornier 228 crash is located in Nepal
2012 Agni Air Dornier 228 crash
Location of the crash site in Nepal

The aircraft was flying from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport on an unscheduled flight. There were eighteen passengers, two pilots and a flight attendant on board. At 09:30 local time (03:45 UTC), the aircraft attempted to land at Jomson, but the first attempt was aborted by the pilots. During the subsequent go-around, one of the aircraft's wings impacted a hill, causing the aircraft to crash, killing 15 out of the 21 people on board.

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft involved was a Dornier Do 228-212 bearing the registration 9N-AIG. It was built by Dornier Flugzeugwerke in 1997 and was operated by Hornbill Skyways before being purchased by Agni Air in 2008.[4][5]

Passengers and crew[edit]

The victims were two Nepali crews and 13 passengers, including Indian child actress Taruni Sachdev and her mother.[6] Six other passengers survived with injuries.

Nationality Fatalities Survivors Total[7][8]
Passengers Crew Passengers Crew
Nepal 0 2 0 1 3
India 13 3 16
Denmark 0 2 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hradecky, Simon (14 May 2012). "Crash: Agni D228 at Jomsom on May 14th 2012, impacted terrain during go-around". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Plane crashes in northern Nepal". BBC News. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  3. ^ Toh, Mavis (14 May 2012). "Agni Air Dornier 228-200 crashes in Nepal, killing 15". Flight Global. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  4. ^ "REGISTRATION DETAILS FOR 9N-AIG (AGNI AIR) DORNIER 228-212". Planelogger. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Child actor Taruni Sachdev of 'Paa' fame, among Nepal crash victims". India Today. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  7. ^ "15 die in Agni Air crash at Jomsom, six survive". República. 14 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Låg bland säten och kroppar". Aftonbladet. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.