The apron of the airport is tiny and can only handle 8 small propeller planes at a time. Pokhara Airport is a diversion airport for the main airport TIA in times of problems such as fog, and due to short runway and crowded apron often must re-divert flights to third airports with even shorter runways.
6 November 1997 – A Necon AirAvro 748-100 (9N-ACM), after a flight from Kathmandu, suffered a hydraulic system failure after landing at Pokhara Airport and ran off the runway. The pilot steered the plane back on the runway after 100 metres (330 ft), but it ran onto the ramp and struck another Avro 748 (9N-ACW) of Nepal Airlines), which was parked engineless. There were no fatalities among the 44 passengers and 4 crew.
22 August 2002 – A Shangri-La Air De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, on a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, crashed into a hill which was under complete cloud cover following 3 days of continuous rain. All 3 crew and 15 passengers were killed.
16 February 2014 - A Nepal Airlines 9N-ABB A Nepal Airlines plane crashed shortly after taking off for a flight from the Nepali resort town of Pokhara to Jumla, in the country’s far west. Nepal plane crash in bad weather killed all 18 on board.