|Date||22 August 2002|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||5 km south-east of Pokhara Airport, Pokhara, Nepal|
|Aircraft type||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter|
|Flight origin||Jomsom Airport, Jomsom|
|Destination||Pokhara Airport, Pokhara|
Crew and Passengers edit
All occupants on board died in the crash; they included thirteen German citizens, one Briton and one American as well as three Nepalese crew members.
By late afternoon on August 23, the wreckage was found near the village of Dopahar. The bodies were recovered and were flown to Kathmandu in army helicopters.
As there were 13 German victims, Germany was particularly involved in the aftermath of the accident. Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer offered his condolences to the families. The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) sent a team to Nepal to investigate the crash, however, the plane was not fitted with a flight data recorder as this was not required under Nepal laws.
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