Sita D228 near Lukla on Sep 15th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: September 15, 2016 / 19:49:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sita Air

Departure
Lukla, Nepal

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AHR

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 228

ICAO Type Designator
D228

A Sita Air Dornier Do-228, registration 9N-AHR performing a ferry flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Nepal) with 3 crew and 4 technicians on board, was enroute about 7 minutes into the flight when the left hand engine (TPE331) failed prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The crew declared emergency with Lukla Tower, however decided to not return but to continue to Kathmandu. The aircraft landed safely in Kathmandu about 35 minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft experienced problems with its left engine on the ground in Lukla. A team of technicians was flown to Lukla by helicopter, made preliminary repairs and released the aircraft for the ferry flight to Kathmandu, the crew decided to depart but needed to shut the engine down about 7 minutes into the flight. The engine is being replaced in Kathmandu. The passengers waiting in Lukla for their return flight were taken to Kathmandu by another aircraft.

Sita Air currently operates two Do-228s registrations 9N-AHR and 9N-AHB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sita Air

Departure
Lukla, Nepal

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AHR

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 228

ICAO Type Designator
D228

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