Dornier 228 Plane Crashes
The following numbered events involve the death of at least one airline passenger where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. The events that are not numbered are listed because they meet the criteria of a significant event as defined by AirSafe.com
- 23 September 1989; Vayudoot Dornier 228; Ujani Dam, Pune India: The aircraft crashed into a dam en route in heavy rain. All three crew members and eight passengers were killed.
- 19 April 1991; Air Tahiti Dornier 228-212; at sea near Nuku Hiva, Marqueses Islands: The aircraft had loss of power in both engines and ditched about 30 miles (50 km) off shore. One of the three crew members and 10 of the 19 passengers were killed.
- 28 February 1993; Formosa Airlines Dornier 228-212; at sea near Orchid Island, Taiwan: The aircraft crashed into the sea during an approach in heavy rain. Both crew members and all four passengers were killed.
- 31 July 1993; Everest Air Dornier 228; near Bharatpur, Nepal: The aircraft hit high ground in bad weather during approach. All three crew members and 16 passengers were killed.
- 4 April 1996; Formosa Airlines Air Dornier 228; near Mastu Island, Taiwan: The aircraft crashed into the sea in foggy weather. The Dornier had been holding for 30 minutes due to reduced visibility. The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Taipei. The two crew members survived, but six of the 17 passengers were killed.
- 10 August 1997; Formosa Airlines Dornier 228-212; Matsu Island, Taiwan: The aircraft abandoned the first approach due to bad visibility and high winds. On the second approach, the aircraft then flew into a 300m high mountain and burst into flames. Both crew members and all 14 passengers were killed.
- 6 September 1997; Royal Brunei Airlines (Merpati Intan) Dornier 228-212; near Miri, Malaysia: The aircraft was inbound from Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) to Miri (Malaysia) during a night flight under visual conditions when it crashed into a hill. Both crew members and all eight passengers were killed.
- 30 July 1998; Alliance Air HAL/Dornier 228-201; VT-EJW; Dornier 228-200; near Shikharpur, Nepal: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram, India. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft pitched up uncontrollably, stalled, and crashed into a building. Improper maintenance led to a malfunction that caused an uncommanded downward movement of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent control problems. All three crew members and three passengers were killed. Three people on the ground were also killed.
- 7 August 1999; Cabo Verde Airlines Dornier 228;-200; Santo Antao Island, Cape Verde: The aircraft, which was owned by the Cape Verde Coast Guard and was in airline service as a temporary replacement aircraft, crashed into high ground while returning to the departure airport. The air turn back was due to low visibility due to rain and fog. Both crew members and all 16 passengers were killed.
- 24 August 2010; Agni Air; 9N-AHE; Dornier 228-200; flight 101; near Shikharpur, Nepal: The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal. Due to weather conditions at Lukla, the aircraft was returning to Kathmandu, but crashed near Shikharpur, Nepal, about 50 miles (80 km) from Kathmandu. All three crew members and 11 passengers were killed.
14 May 2012; Agni Air; Dornier 228-200; 9N-AIG; near Marpha, Nepal: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomson, Nepal, and crashed into the side of a mountain near Marpha, Nepal. Shortly before the crash, the crew had turned back toward Pokhara because of weather conditions at Jomson. Two of the three crew members and 13 of the 18 passengers were killed.
28 September 2012; Sita Air Dornier 228;-200; 9N-AHA; Flight 601; Kathmandu, Nepal: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal, and crashed shortly after takeoff. The aircraft reportedly struck a vulture about 50 feet off the ground. The bird hit the right engine, and the plane crashed while the crew was attempting to returen to the airport. All three crew members and 16 passengers were killed.
- 25 February 1999; Minerva Airlines Dornier 328; Genoa, Italy: The aircraft overran the runway after a flight from Cagliari, Sandina and came to rest in water. One of the four crew members and three of the 27 passengers were killed.
http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/dornier.htm -- Revised: 1 October 2012