Tuesday, October 2, 2012

News: Sita Air Flight 601 crashes in central Nepal killing all on-board

       Nepal has become notoriously dangerous place for flying the last decade.Main reasons are fast changing weather conditions,high mountainous area(Himalaya), finally the airstrips themselves are notoriously challenging, with short runways that are uneven, sloping, or both, and with approach and departure paths obstructed by high ground. When the weather changes rapidly, pilots are faced with difficult decisions about whether it is safe to continue an approach, and if the weather closes in too fast, abandoning the approach may be equally risky.Early reports about this accident point to bird strike and pre-crash fire(this is yet to be confirmed though).Seven britons were among the dead most of them probably going for the autumn trekking season around the popular hills of Everest.