Nepal Accidents

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

07-May-17 9N-AKG Airbus AS350B3e Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Helicopter was hit by an object while flying and damage was sustained to the boom (picture).... Read more

17-Mar-16 9N-AJI Airbus AS350B3e Langtang, Nepal

Crashed on take off after unloading construction materials, ending on its starboard side.... Read more

29-Apr-15 Airbus AS350B Langtang Valley, Nepal (1F)

Accident happened in the rescue operations following a major earthquake which hit Nepal on 25-Apr-15.  Nepalese villagers had demanded to be rescued before the tourists and in the ensuing confusion, a villager was killed by the rotor blades – likely that means “walked into the tail rotor”... Read more

26-Sep-13 9N-AEX Eurocopter AS350B Lukla, Nepal

Skids caught on fence on final approach to land. Helicopter ended up on its starboard side, injuring all four on board, one seriously.  Occupants named here as DG Sherpa, Anita Sherpa, Lakpa Sonam Sherpa, and helicopter pilot Captain Arun Malla.... Read more

02-Jul-13 Mil Mi-17 Kushma Bazaar, Nepal

Emergency landing due to weather.  Later reported as typical in monsoon season... Read more

19-Jun-13 I-VIEW Eurocopter AS350B3+ Muchu, Nepal (1F)

Crashed when trying  to make an emergency landing on the bank of Karnali River, killing one of the 6 POB.  According to this report Police have identified the deceased as Tek Bahadur Tapali, station manager of Humla office of the Nepalese CAA.  The injured were named as pilot David Talu, an Italian national, flight manager Dilak... Read more

15-Sep-12 Mil MI-17 Banke, Nepal

emergency landing due to bad weather... Read more

28-Mar-12 Mil Mi-17 Kathmandu, Nepal

Got out of control during an anti-hijacking training session. Two army personnel injured... Read more

24-Mar-12 9N-AKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Dhorpatan, Nepal

Tail rotor suffered minor damage after it stuck the ground while attempting to take off... Read more

29-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350 Lubuche, Nepal

Helicopter was taking off at Lubuche when it suffered damage to the tail boom/rotor.  All 3 occupants safe... Read more

07-Nov-11 Eurocopter AS350 Tudikhel, Nepal

Emergency landing made due to tail rotor problems... Read more

02-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350B Tanahun, Nepal

Landing made prior to arriving at intended destination due to weather.  Intended routing was Kathmandu from Pokhara... Read more

25-Sep-11 Pyuthan, Nepal

En route to Dolpa of Karnali from Kathmandu, but made emergency landing.  All 4 POB (Pilot Kumar Chalise, Shyam GC of Gulmi, Jitendra Jhankri and Hirababu Karki of Kathmandu) declared safe... Read more

06-Jul-11 9N-AIW Eurocopter AS350B2 Rangeli, Nepal

Tail damaged in force landing on river bank after “technical problems”.  Wrongly quoted in some reports as 9N-AWI.  Three Japanese and two Nepali passengers and the Australian pilot  are safe... Read more

07-Nov-10 9N-AIX Eurocopter AS350 Solukhumbu, Nepal (2F)

Two crewmembers, Captain Sabin Basnet and Engineer Purna Awale, have been killed in the crash.... Read more

06-Oct-10 Eurocopter AS350 Okharpauwa, Nepal

A helicopter belonging to Mountain Air heading towards Gorkha from Kathmandu Wednesday afternoon made a crash landing at Okharpauwa of Nuwakot due to technical problems.... Read more

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