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Fatal crashes in Nepal and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Nepal
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2018
12 Mar
Nepal
Kathmandu
US-Bangla Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 (S2-AGU )
 71
 51 /  0
2017
27 May
Nepal
Tenzing
Summit Air
Let L-410UVP-E20 (9N-AKY)
 3
 2 /  0
2016
26 Feb
Nepal
250 miles northwest of Kathmandu
Kasthamandap Airlines
PAC 750XL (9N-AJB)
 11
 2 /  0
2016
24 Feb
Nepal
Dana
Tara Air
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 (9N-AHH)
 23
 23 /  0
2014
16 Feb
Nepal
Sandhikhark
Nepal Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABB )
 18
 18 /  0
2012
28 Sep
Nepal
Kathmandu
Sita Air
Dornier 228-202 (9N-AHA)
 19
 19 /  0
2012
14 May
Nepal
Jomsom
Agni Air
Dornier 228-212 (9N-AIG)
 21
 15 /  0
2011
25 Sep
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Buddha Air
Beechcraft 1900D (9N-AEK)
 19
 19 /  0
2010
15 Dec
Nepal
Palunge Hill
Tara Air
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (9N-AFX)
 22
 22 /  0
2010
24 Aug
Nepal
Bastipur
Agni Air 
Dornier 228-101 (9NAHE)
 14
 14 /  0
2008
8 Oct
Nepal
Lukla
Yeti Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AFE )
 19
 18 /  0
2008
3 Mar
Nepal
Near Bethani
United Nations Mission
Mi-17 (?)
 10
 10 /  0
2006
21 Jun
Nepal
Jumla
Yeti Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AEQ)
 9
 9 /  0
2004
25 May
Nepal
Near Lukla
Yeti Airlines
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AFD)
 3
 3 /  0
2002
22 Aug
Nepal
Pokhara
Shangri La Air
de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter (9N-AFR)
 18
 18 /  0
2002
17 Jul
Nepal
Surkhet
Skyline Airways
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AGF)
 4
 4 /  0
2000
27 Jul
Nepal
Jodhura
Royal Nepal Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABP)
 25
 25 /  0
1999
25 Dec
Nepal
Near Simara
Skyline Airways
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (9N-AFL)
 10
 10 /  0
1999
5 Sep
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Necon Air
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-501 Super 2B (9N-AEG)
 15
 15 /  0
1999
7 Jul
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Lufthansa Cargo Airlines
Boeing 727-243F (VT-LCI)
 5
 5 /  0
1999
17 Jan
Nepal
Jumla
Necon Air
Cessna 208 Caravan I (9N-ADA)
 12
 4 /  0
1998
17 Nov
Nepal
Koror
Paradise Air
Cessna 207 Skywagon (RP-C606)
 9
 9 /  0
1998
21 Aug
Nepal
Near Ghorepani
Lumbini Airways
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ACC)
 18
 18 /  0
1995
17 Jan
Nepal
Kathmandu
Royal Nepal Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABI)
 24
 2 /  0
1993
31 Jul
Nepal
Devghat
Everest Air
Dornier Do-228-101 (9N-ACL)
 19
 19 /  0
1992
28 Sep
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Pakistan International Airlines
Airbus A300B4-203 (AP-BCP)
 167
 167 /  0
1992
31 Jul
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Thai Airways
Airbus A310-304 (HS-TID)
 113
 113 /  0
1985
30 Dec
Nepal
Nepal
Military - Royal Nepalese Air Force
Short SC7- Skyvan (RAN-23)
 25
 25 /  0
1984
22 Dec
Nepal
Near Bhojpur
Royal Nepal Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABH)
 23
 15 /  0
1981
19 Nov
Nepal
Biratnagar
Royal Nepal Airlines
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo-Porter (9N-ABJ)
 10
 10 /  0
1972
13 Sep
Nepal
Near Dhulikhel
Military - Royal Nepalese Air Force
Douglas C-47 (9N-RF10)
 31
 31 /  0
1969
12 Jul
Nepal
Hitauda
Royal Nepal Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (9N-AAP)
 35
 35 /  0
1962
1 Aug
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Royal Nepal Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (9N-AAH)
 10
 10 /  0
1960
5 Nov
Nepal
Bhairawa
Royal Nepal Airlines
Douglas C-47A (9N-AAD)
 4
 4 /  0
1958
24 Mar
Nepal
Near Kathmandu
Indian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (VT-CYN)
 20
 20 /  0
1956
15 May
Nepal
Kathmandu
Indian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (VT-DBA)
 31
 14 /  1
1955
30 Aug
Nepal
Simra
Kalinga Airlines
Douglas C-47A (VT-AZX)
 3
 2 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.--- See all
2019
30 Jul
India
Rawalpindi
Military - Pakistan Army
Beechcraft B300 King Air (766)
 5
 5 /  14
2019
3 Jun
India
Near Lipo
Military - Indian Air Force
Antonov An-32 (K2752)
 13
 13 /  0
2016
22 Jul
Bangladesh
Bay of Bengal
Indian Air Force
Antonov 32 (K2743)
 29
 29 /  0
2015
22 Dec
India
Delhi
Border Security Force
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air (VT-BSA )
 10
 10 /  0
2013
25 Jun
India
Gaurikund
Indian Air Force
MI 172 V5 helicopter (?)
 20
 20 /  0
2011
25 May
India
Faridabad City
Air Charter Services Pvt. Ltd.
Pilatus PC-12/45 (VT-ACF)
 7
 7 /  3
2011
19 Apr
India
Tawang
Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd.
Mil Mi-172 (VT-PHF)
 23
 18 /  0
2010
24 Aug
China
Yichun
Henan Airlines
Embraer ERJ-190-100LR (B-3130)
 96
 44 /  0
2010
22 May
India
Mangalore
Air India Express
Boeing 737-8HG (VT-AXV)
 166
 159 /  0
2009
28 Nov
China
Shanghai
Avient Aviation
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (Z-BAV)
 7
 3 /  0
2009
8 Jun
India
State of Arunachal Pradesh
Military - Indian Air Force
Antonov An-32 (?)
 13
 13 /  0
2006
3 Jun
China
Yaocun
Military - Chinese Air Force
KJ-2000 (?)
 40
 40 /  0
2004
21 Nov
China
Baotou
China Eastern Airlines
Bombardier CRJ200 (B-3072)
 53
 53 /  0
2004
18 May
China
Urumqi
AZAL Cargo Company
Ilyushin II-76TD (4K-AZ27)
 7
 7 /  0
2002
1 Oct
India
Vasco
Military - Indian Navy
Ilyushin IL-38 / Ilyushin IL-38 (IN302 / IN304)
 12
 12 /  5
2002
2 Sep
China
Near Xichang
CAAC Air Traffic Management Bureau
Cessna 650 Citation VI (B-7023)
 3
 3 /  0
2002
7 May
China
Off Dalian
China Northern Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (B-2138)
 112
 112 /  0
2000
17 Jul
India
Patna
Indian Airlines/Alliance Airlines
Boeing B-737-2A8 Advanced (VT-EGD)
 58
 55 /  5
2000
22 Jun
China
Shitai
Wuhan Airlines
Xian Yunshuji Y-7-100C (B-3479)
 44
 44 /  7
1999
22 Aug
China
Hong Kong
China Airlines (Taiwan)
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (B-150)
 315
 3 /  0
1999
15 Apr
China
Shanghi
Korean Air
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (HL-7373)
 3
 3 /  0
1999
7 Mar
India
New Delhi
Military - Indian Air Force
Antonov AN-32 Transport (K2673)
 19
 19 /  3
1998
30 Jul
India
Kochi
Alliance Airlines
Dornier 228-201 (VT-EJW)
 6
 6 /  2
1997
3 Jul
India
Madh Island
Elbee Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 (VT-SSA)
 2
 2 /  0
1997
8 May
China
Huangtian
China Southern Airlines
Boeing B-737-31B (B-2925)
 74
 35 /  0
1996
24 Dec
India
Near Nellore
Military - Indian Air Force
Hindustan Aeronautics 748-2 (H1032)
 22
 22 /  0
1996
12 Nov
India
Near Charkhi Dadri
Saudi Arabian Airlines / Kazakhstan Airlines
Boeing B-747-168B / Ilyushin IL-76TD (HZ-AIH/UN-76435)
 349
 349 /  0
1996
11 Jul
India
Near Kanda
Archana Airlines
Let 410 (VT-ETC)
 9
 9 /  0
1996
21 Jun
China
Shanghai
China Flying Dragon Aviation (Feilong Airlines)
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (B-3822)
 12
 2 /  0
1994
8 Mar
India
New Delhi
Sahara
Boeing 737-2R4C (VT-SIA)
 4
 4 /  0
1993
13 Nov
China
Urumqi
China Northern Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (B-2141)
 102
 12 /  0
1993
26 Oct
China
Fuzhou
China Eastern Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (B-2103)
 80
 2 /  0
1993
23 Jul
China
Yinchuan
China Northwest Airlines
British Aerospace 146-300 (B-2716)
 113
 55 /  0
1993
26 Apr
India
Aurangabad
Indian Airlines
Boeing B-737-2A8 (VT-ECQ)
 118
 56 /  0
1992
24 Nov
China
Near Guilin
China Southern Airlines
Boeing B-737-3Y0 (B-2523)
 141
 141 /  0
1992
11 Nov
India
Off Bombay
Military - Indian Air Force
Mil Mi-8 (helicopter) (?)
 20
 20 /  0
1992
8 Oct
China
Near Dingxi
Wuhan Airlines
Avia 14M-40 (B-4211)
 35
 14 /  0
1992
31 Jul
China
Nanjing
China General Aviation Corporation
Yakovlev YAK-42D (B-2755)
 126
 108 /  0
1991
16 Aug
India
Imphal
Indian Airlines
Boeing B-737-2A8 (VT-EFL)
 69
 69 /  0
1991
25 Mar
India
Near Bangalore
Military - Indian Air Force
Hindustan Aeronautics 748-2 (?)
 28
 28 /  0
1990
2 Oct
China
Guangzhou
China Southern Airlines / Xiamen Airlines
Boeing B-737-247 / Boeing B-757-21B (B-2812/B-2510)
 226
 128 /  0
1990
1 Mar
India
Near Meerut
Military - Indian Air Force
MiG-23 (?)
 1
 0 /  50
1990
14 Feb
India
Near Bangalore
Indian Airlines
Airbus A320-231 (VT-EPN)
 146
 92 /  0
1989
26 Oct
China
Hualien
China Airlines (Taiwan)
Boeing B-737-209 (B-180)
 54
 54 /  0
1989
23 Sep
India
Ujani Dam
Vayudoot
Dornier Do-288-201 (VT-EJF)
 11
 11 /  0
1989
15 Aug
China
Shanghai
China Eastern Airlines
Antonov AN-24RV (B-3417)
 40
 34 /  0
1989
9 May
China
Near Tainjin
Aero Asahi
Bell 412 (JA9596)
 0
 10 /  0
1988
19 Oct
India
Gauhati
Vayudoot
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 (VT-DMC)
 34
 34 /  0
1988
19 Oct
India
Near Ahmedabad
Indian Airlines
Boeing B-737-2A8 (VT-EAH)
 129
 124 /  0
1988
7 Oct
China
Linfen
Shanxi Airlines
Ilyushin IL-14P (B-4218)
 46
 42 /  0
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