In the mountainous country of Nepal, where a plane crash near the tourist city of Pokhara today killed dozens, deadly accidents with flights often happen, writes Reuters.

The following is a brief overview of aviation accidents over the past two decades in the Himalayan country, where most airports are small and very often located in remote hilly and mountainous areas, shrouded in clouds and cut off from land transport links, BTA reported and published a chronology of serious incidents .

January 15, 2023

A twin-engine plane ATR 72 of Nepal's Yeti Airlines with 72 people on board has crashed in Pokhara, killing at least 44 people.

Authorities said the death toll could rise as the plane broke into pieces.

May 29, 2022

Sixteen Nepalese, four Indians and two Germans died aboard a De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter plane that crashed 15 minutes after takeoff from a city Pokhara, located 125 km west of the capital Kathmandu.

February 27, 2019

Helicopter crashes in bad weather in eastern Nepal, killing all seven on board.

Among them is the then Nepalese Minister of Tourism.

At least 44 dead in Nepal plane crash

March 12, 2018

In a crash with a Bangladeshi plane, 51 of the 71 people on board died.

The plane crashed in cloudy weather while landing at the airport in the Nepalese capital, which is located in a hilly area.

February 26, 2016

A small plane with two people on board crashes in Nepal's western Kalikot district.

February 24, 2016

All 23 people on board died in the crash of a small plane of the private airline "Tara Air", which took off from Pokhara in bad weather conditions.

February 16, 2014

All 18 people on board a small plane that crashes in bad weather die.

September 28, 2012

A small plane hits a flying bird shortly after taking off from Kathmandu.

19 people died in the crash, including seven British and five Chinese citizens.

September 25, 2011

A small plane carrying foreign tourists on a scenic flight over Everest crashes near Kathmandu.

Then all 19 people on the plane died.

Plane crashes in Nepal, at least 16 dead

December 16, 2010

A small plane with 22 people on board crashes in the foothills of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal.

There are no survivors.

August 24, 2010

Fourteen people, including four Americans, one Japanese and one British, died in a small plane that crashed in bad weather.

October 8, 2008

A small private plane crashes in the remote mountains of northeastern Nepal, killing at least 18 people, mostly foreigners.

March 4, 2008

A helicopter crashes, killing at least 10 people.

Among them there are also UN officials who carried out weapons monitoring.

June 21, 2006

A Twin Otter passenger plane belonging to a private Nepalese airline crashes minutes before landing in the western part of the country.

Then all nine people on board perished.

May 25, 2004

A small cargo plane crashes in the Mount Everest region.

None of the three-man crew survived.

August 22, 2002

A plane carrying foreign tourists crashes in bad weather in a mountainous area.

All 18 people on the plane died in the crash.

July 27, 2000

Twin Otter passenger plane crashes in western Nepal.

There were no survivors among the 25 people on board.


airplane crashes