Tara Air DHC-6 Twinotter(9N-AHH) : Crash Report
KATHMANDU, 30 JULY 2016
Today, Aircrash Investigation Committee has revealed the crash report of Tara Air DHC-6 Twinotter bearing the registration 9N-AHH which crashed at Solighopte Hill, Myagdi on Feb24,2016. After 160 days of investigation, committee has published the report. Twenty three people onboard the flight had perished away in the tragic crash.
As stated in the crash report, the major cause that contributed the crash was pilot error rather than technical aspects. On that day, weather of pokhara was not good enough. The visibility was 4 km as provided by Pokhara Meterological Department but Air Traffic Control (ATC) informed the visibility of 5 km to the crew.
Though for the safe operation of flight, atleast 5km visibility is essential but crew didn’t aborted the flight as they might have been under pressure. The day before crash, in the similar weather condition, Capt. Roshan Manandhar successfully conducted flight so this might had led to conduction of that day flight. Prior to the flight, F/O Dikesh Nemkul wasn’t mentally prepared as he was quite aware of weather.