Skyline Airways

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Skyline Airways
Skyline Airways logo.gif
Skyline Airways logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
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Founded 1998
Commenced operations 15 July 1999
Ceased operations 2003
Fleet size 2 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Destinations Lukla
Phaplu
Pokhara
Jomsom
Bharatpur
Rumjatar
Pipara Simara
Headquarters Kathmandu, Nepal

Skyline Airways Pvt. Ltd. was an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was operational between 1998 and 2003[1] and provided scheduled services to rural destinations in Nepal, as well as charter flights.

Services[edit]

Skyline Airways launched revenue operations on 15 July 1999,[citation needed] with a fleet of two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.The destinations served included Lukla, Phaplu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Bharatpur, Rumjatar and Pipara Simara.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 25 December 1999 - A Skyline Airways De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AFL) crashed 5 minutes after take off from Simara Airport on a flight to Kathmandu. All three crew and seven passengers were killed.[3]
  • 17 July 2002 - A Skyline Airways De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AGF) left Jumla on a flight to Surkhet. Some 18 minutes after take-off and 10 km north of Surkhet, at an altitude of about 6500 feet, the aircraft crashed into trees on the Gargare Danda hill in bad weather. All two crew and two passengers were killed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skyline Airways". Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Domestic Flight Schedule". Nepal Trailblazers. Archived from the original on December 8, 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Aviation Safety Network Accident Description". Flight Safety Foundation. 25 December 1999. Retrieved 18 November 2006. 
  4. ^ "Aviation Safety Network Accident Description". Flight Safety Foundation. 17 July 2002. Retrieved 18 November 2006. 
  5. ^ Poudel, Keshab (8 August 2002). "CFIT Again: Despite growing awareness of the risks, Controlled Flight Into Terrain remains the key cause of air disasters". Nepal News. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 

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