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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 of Air Dynasty
  • Birendra Prasad Shrestha, deputy director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
  • Dhurba Bhochhibhoya, deputy director of CAAN
  • Yubaraj Dahal, a personal aide to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
  • Arjun Kumar Ghimire, a Nepal Army official
  • Captain Prabhakar KC, pilot, Air Dynasty

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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).

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

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

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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”

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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.

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

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

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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 Shrestha, Goma Airlines pilot Prajwal Bhattarai, co-pilot Yadi Sherpa, and Gobinda Lama

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

emergency landing due to bad weather

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

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

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

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

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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

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07-Nov-11 Eurocopter AS350 Tudikhel, Nepal

Emergency landing made due to tail rotor problems

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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15-Nov-09 9N-AHT Mil Mi-8 Rudikot village, Nepal (1F)

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