Buddha Air’s (Kathmandu) yesterday (September 25) flight U4 103 crashed while operating a sightseeing flight of the Mount Everest region. The flight, operating with Beech (Raytheon) 1900D 9N-AEK (msn UE-295) with 19 passengers, mostly foreign tourists, crashed in Nepal. The aircraft lost contact with the control tower at Kathmandu International Airport 42 minutes after departing.
16 passengers (10 Indians, two Americans, one Japanese and three Nepalis) and three crew members were on the flight and were killed in the crash. The airliner crashed and burn while flying in low clouds and fog in the skies above Badegaun, a few miles from the airport.
Buddha Air operates two ATR 72-500s, three ATR 42-320s and before the crash four Beech 1900Ds. The Beech 1900D is pictured on the right (Buddha Air):
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