Sita D228 at Simikot on Jun 1st 2013, landed short of runway, gear collapse

Last Update: June 1, 2013 / 18:49:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 1, 2013

Classification
Accident

Airline
Sita Air

Destination
Simikot, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AHB

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 228

ICAO Type Designator
D228

A Sita Air Dornier Do-228, registration 9N-AHB performing a charter flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (Nepal) with 5 passengers and 2 crew, approached Simikot's runway 28 but touched down short of the runway, the nose and left main gear collapsed, the left hand wing fractured about halfway between engine and wing tip, the aircraft came to a stop perpendicular to the runway center line with nose inside the runway and the tail beyond the right hand edge of the runway just past the aiming marker for runway 28. No injuries occurred, the aircraft received substantial damage.

The airport reported that there was fog on the ground. The aircraft had already gone around 3 times when the crew forced the landing but made a hard landing which collaped the left main gear and broke the left wing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 1, 2013

Classification
Accident

Airline
Sita Air

Destination
Simikot, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AHB

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 228

ICAO Type Designator
D228

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