Yeti Airlines

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Yeti Airlines Pvt. Ltd. (Nepali: यती एअरलाइन्स) is an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airline was established in May 1998 and received its Air Operators Certificate on 17 August 1998.

Yeti Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #037/2004[1]
HubsTribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Focus citiesBiratnagar
Frequent-flyer programYeti Airlines SKY-Club
SubsidiariesTara Air
Fleet size5
HeadquartersKathmandu, Nepal
Key peopleLhakpa Sonam Sherpa
Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 at Gautam Buddha Airport

Accidents and incidents[change | change source]

  • 25 May 2004 – Yeti Airlines Flight 117: A Yeti Airlines de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (registration 9N-AFD) cargo flight crashed into a hill on approach to Lukla.[2]
  • 21 June 2006 – 2006 Yeti Airlines Twin Otter Crash: A DHC-6 Twin Otter registered 9N-AEQ was destroyed in a rice paddy field on approach to Jumla, killing all six passengers and the crew of three.[3]
  • 8 October 2008 – Yeti Airlines Flight 103: A DHC-6 was destroyed upon landing at Lukla, killing all eighteen passengers and two of the three crew. The captain was the only survivor.[4]
  • 24 September 2016 – Yeti Airlines Flight 893: A BAe Jetstream 41 registration 9N-AIB en route from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa overran the runway while landing at Gautam Buddha Airport. None of the 29 passengers or crew of 3 were hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[5]
  • 1 March 2019 – Following the 2019 Taplejung helicopter crash, Yeti Airlines halted all of their flights on 1 March 2019 mourning the loss of their managing director Ang Tshering Sherpa.[6]
  • 12 July 2019 – A Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 registration 9N-AMM en route from Nepalgunj Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport suffered a runway excursion while landing. All 68 people onboard including the crew of 4 evacuated the aircraft safely. Two of them received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. A wet runway during the rainy season could have been the cause.[7]
  • On 29 May 2022, a 9N-AET Twin Otter Tara Air aircraft with 19 passengers and 3 crew members operating for subsidiary Yeti Airlines as Yeti Airlines Flight 1199 lost contact with the control tower that was travelling from Pokhara-Jomsom shortly after take off. The last contact with the aircraft was made in Lete Pass. The aircraft was found crashed on Sanosware, Thasang 2, Mustang.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Civil Aviation Report 2017" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. "ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 9N-AFD Lukla". Flight Safety Foundation. 25 May 2004. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. Accident description for 9N-AEQ at the Aviation Safety Network
  4. "ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 9N-AFE Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA)". Flight Safety Foundation. 8 October 2008. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. "Yeti Airlines 9N-AIB Escaped from an accident". Aviation Nepal. 24 September 2016.
  6. "Yeti and Tara cancel all flights for tomorrow to mourn MD Sherpa's demise". The Himalayan Times. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  7. "Yeti Airlines aircraft skids off runway". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 2019-07-13.