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24 August 2010

Agni Air crash kills all on board

24 August 2010; Agni Air; 9N-AHE; Dornier 228-200; near Shikharpur, Nepal: The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal. Due to weather conditions at Lukla, the aircraft was returning to Kathmandu, but crashed near Shikharpur, Nepal, about 50 miles (80 km) from Kathmandu. All three crew members and 11 passengers were killed.

Dornier 228 Crash History
This was the 10th crash of a Dornier 228 that resulted in the death of at least one airline passenger. The most recent fatal Dornier 228 plane crash prior to the Agni Air event was the crash of Cabo Verde Airlines Dornier aircraft in August 1999.

About Agni Air
Agni Air began flight operations in March 2006, and prior to the crash had a fleet of about a half dozen Jetstream 41 and Dornier 228 aircraft.

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Map Graphic: BBC

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