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Nepal Plane Crash

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-64280480
Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.
The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.
Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.
At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

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Old 15th Jan 2023, 05:59
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Nepal area Plane Crash?

Saw a thread on TV this morning. Difficult to find more? Yeti
There were 72 people on the twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft operated by Nepal's Yeti Airlines,
Pokhara.

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Old 15th Jan 2023, 06:12
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This site has a video. Loss of control in the air.This link has the video
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 06:21
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That looks like a stall.
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Reported as 9N-ANC / YT691 KTM-PKR / 15.1.23

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Some more info;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-64280480

conditions looked cavok.
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This aircraft had some interesting speed & altitude-data. Other ATR's in the area doesn't do that. This aircraft seem to have had this feature for at least the past year.
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Are the flaps deployed in that video?
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 07:46
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It sure does, dropped the left wing.
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 07:48
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Flightradar24 are reviewing the data:

> This aircraft was equipped with an old transponder with unreliable data. We are downloading high resolution data and verifying the data quality.

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Looking at the video, the aircraft was on a circling approach in a left turn, presumably below the appropriate speed, stalled with increasing angle of bank & increasing rate of descent.
Just why such an event occurred is likely to be revealed from the FDR & CVR. Maintenance records etc will also be examined.
Looks like a totally avoidable accident on first inspection.
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That video is clearly a stall - but interestingly it looks like they were continuing to pull back on the controls - late mechanical failure and trying to extend the glide to the threshold or clear ground ultimately dropping the left wing and beyond recovery?

Hard to tell because of audio distortion but doesnít sound like the engines were spooling up or at TOGA power - its actually very quiet (despite the audio distortion) all the way to impact?

Was looking at the prop to see if they were both under power and not feathered - am sure the experts here will analyse that shortly.

how close to the threshold was this? I have friends in Pokhara so hopefully they all OK.

RIP to all involved.

It is worth noting that this a brand new Airport as well. Pokhara is a massive tourist destination but until recently didnít have a regional airport. Although it shouldnít be a factor, unfamiliarity may have played a part?



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Can anyone discern how much flap - if any - is deployed?


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Yes, there seemed to be a distinct pitch up just before the stall. If the sound on the video is the turbine noise at least one is running, but at a constant rate. Hard to tell from a video what the props are doing except turning, but it looks like it is late finals if 1.5 km to airport.

I presume these have the usual primary and secondary stall warnings, so possible that there is another power related problem we’re not seeing here and this is a stretch the glide incident.

It seems like an odd sort of accident. I see that the ATR doesn’t have autothrottle, just notch presets.

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Aerial video of the extraordinary accident site.....
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 08:57
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Can anyone discern how much flap - if any - is deployed?

Exactly what I was thinking, Iíve just been watching other ATR 72-500 landings on YouTube.

That AoA looks (very) wrong, if they have flap, itís hard to believe it didnít stall earlier.

best glide speed when clean I presume isnít any where near the stall on that aircraft.

tbh, who knows whatís happening ?

going to need the voice recorders as stated above.


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Old 15th Jan 2023, 09:09
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Some sharpening and tweaks applied.



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Old 15th Jan 2023, 10:22
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The airport opened on Jan 1st 2023.

Unconfirmed Twitter reports from Indian media:
Pilot, male had been a captain for 25 yearsCopilot, female for 1 year.
Aircraft approach was in the opposite direction to what was instructed by atc.

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Was it just chance it missed the habited areas, both sides of the gorge, after that steep turn!
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