In mountainous Nepal, fatal aircraft crashes are common

Mountainous Nepal is home to a number of fatal air crashes.

Below are the details of helicopter and plane crashes in this century’s Himalayan country. There are many airlines that fly to remote airports on hills or mountains, often hidden by clouds.

Prior to Sunday’s accident, the nation had lost 273 lives in 17 crashes involving airliners since 2000.

A twin-engine ATR 72 plane carrying 72 passengers, owned by Nepal’s Yeti Airlines and crashed in Pokhara killing at most 68.

This was the deadliest air accident in Nepal since 1992, when all 167 passengers on board a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a hill while trying to land in Kathmandu’s capital.

De Havilland Canada DHC-6300 Twin Otter plane crashed in Pokhara (125km/80 miles west of Kathmandu) killing 16 Nepalis and four Indians.

According to Flightradar24, Tara Air was the operator of this aircraft. It flew its first flight on April 1979.

The helicopter that crashed during bad weather in Nepal killed all seven passengers, the minister of tourism and six others.

One hundred and one of the 71 passengers on board a Bangladeshi Airlines flight crashed into cloudy skies as they arrived at Kathmandu’s hill-ringed international airport.

This was an aircraft from the Bombardier Q400 Series.

After a small plane collided in Kalikot, western Nepal, two people were killed. Kasthamandap Airlines operated it.

The plane that crashed during bad weather killed all 23 passengers. Tara Air operated the Twin Otter aircraft on its flight to Pokhara.

The 18 passengers on the small aircraft that collided in severe weather conditions were all killed. State-run Nepal Airlines Corp operated the Twin Otter plane.

The small, propeller-driven Dornier aircraft crashed into a bird shortly after taking off from Kathmandu. It killed 19 people including five Chinese and seven British passengers.

The 19 passengers onboard a small plane that was carrying tourists from abroad to climb Mount Everest, crashed into bad weather in Kathmandu.

Private airline Buddha Air operated the Beech plane.

All 22 passengers were killed when a small plane collided with the Himalayan foothills in remote East Nepal.

Tara Air operated the Twin Otter plane.

Their small plane collided in Nepali bad weather, killing 14 people including 4 Americans and 2 British citizens. Privately owned Agni Airlines operated the plane.

At least 18 people were killed when a Twin Otter aircraft crashed into the mountains in northeast Nepal.

At least 10 victims were killed when a Nepali helicopter crashed in their area.

Yeti Airlines’ Twin Otter passenger aircraft crashed in western India just minutes after it landed, killing nine of its passengers.

Three crew members were killed when a Twin Otter cargo plane collided with Mount Everest. Yeti Airlines operated it.

A Twin Otter plane carrying tourists from abroad crashed into a Nepali mountain, killing 18 of the passengers. Shangrila Air operated it.

After a twin-engined plane crashed into a mountain near west Nepal, four people were killed.

The Twin Otter, a Canadian-built passenger aircraft, crashed into western Nepal killing 25 of its passengers. The plane was owned by Royal Nepal Airlines, a state-owned airline.

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