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msn 392
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
9N-ABI
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msn 392

Series 300

9N-ABI

• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• 9N-ABI de Havilland Canada Inc.,  Downsview, ON. Rolled out -1973. First flight -1973.

Ferried via Bournemouth, UK 02-Dec-1973 on delivery.

• 9N-ABI Royal Nepal Airlines, Delivered 30-Nov-1973 at Downsview, ON.

Accident at Sanphebagar, Nepal, 03-May-1986. Badly damaged on landing at Sanfebagar Airport as a result of wind shear encountered at approximately 100 ft. The aircraft pitched nose down on the third bounce and impacted the runway nose gear first. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

• 9N-ABI Returned to service with Royal Nepal Airlines.

Accident. Kathmandu Airport, Nepal, 17-Dec-1995. Crashed on take-off. At 13:59 LT flight "RA133" to Rumjatar took off from Kathmandu's RWY 20. After 1,250 m of runway and 250 m clearway, the Twin Otter still hadn't become airborne. After striking the airfield perimeter fence, the aircraft plunged into some fields. Aircraft written off.

Written off

9N-ABI of ROYAL NEPAL AIRLINES, at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Peter Keating © September 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection