Tara Air’s crashed Twin otter flew back to Kathmandu

Tara Air’s De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin-otter with registration ‘9N-AEV’ that crash landed on Jumla on June earlier this year has been brought back to Kathmandu after necessary maintenance.

The aircraft crash landed at Jumla Airport following the puncture on its Nose landing gear and skidded off the runway and collided a wired fence ahead sustaining damage on its nose badly. The aircraft was placed near parking area at the airport after the incident to carry out the required maintenance.

A team of technicians from Canada and Switzerland had been inspecting and doing maintenance of the aircraft. After the maintenance was completed, it had a test flight on the runway of Jumla airport.

The team of Engineer and captains then flew the aircraft after the aircraft was found air-worthy. The aircraft was under control of Captain Prabhakar Gimire and I.R Joshi.

On June 9, the aircraft took off from Nepalgunj to Jumla at 2:15 PM with 16 passengers which was under Captain JK Niraula, Co-Pilot Hikmat Rokaya with Cabin attendant Pratima Rana on board and got into incident. The passengers and crew on board encountered minor injuries during the incident.

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