2016-02-24 Tara Air Twin Otter crashed in Myagdi District, Nepal

2016-02-24 Tara Air Twin Otter crashed in Myagdi District, Nepal

2016-02-24 Tara Air Twin Otter crashed in Myagdi District, Nepal


Carrying 23 people, the propeller aircraft went missing on a scheduled flight from Pokhara. The wreckage was found in jungle in Myagdi District. There were no survivors.

The DHC-6 Twin Otter plane went mssing after the pilots failed to respond to air traffic control about 15 minuts after the flight took off from Pokhara airfield.

The flight TA 193 took off at 07:47L and was scheduled to land at Jomsom at 08:10L .

Last contact was within the vicinity of Ghorepani in Myagdi District surrounded by mountain peaks of up top 10.000 ft and higher.

A search and rescue mission is underway after the aircraft failed to arrive at its destination and failed to show up on any other available landing opportunity.

Local weather predictions were generally good with occasional clouds and only small chance of visibility restrictions during flight.

At about 1330L he aircraft was found to have crashed in dense vegetation at Soli Ghoptebhir in the Myagdi District, about 35 kilometers northwest of Pokhara.

The burning wreckage was scattered over an area of 200 meters in difficult to access terrain. 

Passenger Manifest

Myagdi district police chief reported that all occupants on board have died in the crash or in the post-crash fire.

No METAR available for Pokhara Airport (VNPK).

Date: 2016-02-24 Time: 08:00
Location: Myagadi district
Country: Nepal
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.: TA 193
From: VNPK/PKR: Pokhara To: VNJS/: Jomsom
Type: Passenger
Operator: Tara Air
Leased from: Unknown



Number of Occurences in last 25 Years: 60

Number of fatal Hull Losses in last 25 Years: 24
Number of non fatal Hull Losses in last 25 Years: 10
Number of Serious Incidents in last 25 Years: 17
Number of Incidents in last 25 Years:



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Aircraft Involved

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Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: 9N-AHH
Age a/c: 0.8 years
Constr. No.: 926

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Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 3 20 0 23
Fatalities 3 20 0 23
Injuries  0 0 0  0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 7th safety occurence for the operator
  • 257th safety occurence of type (DHC6)
  • – 197 of them were hull losses
  • – 70 of them were fatal
  • 60th safety occurence in Nepal
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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