Dornier Aircraft Crash In Himalayas Leads To Deaths Of 15 People

Aviation Lawyers Call For Answers Following Fatal Air Accident

15.05.2012

Investigations are underway after an air accident involving a Dornier 228-212 aircraft in the Himalayas left 15 people dead and six others seriously injured.

According to reports, the plane belonging to Agni Air was turning to attempt to land at Jomsom Airport when it crashed into a mountain.

Reports indicate that two pilots, a flight attendant, 16 Indians and two westerners were on board the flight and suggested that technical problems may have played a part in the incident. Survivors were flown to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment.

Aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have vast experience in acting for victims who have been seriously injured in air accidents in both the UK and abroad, as well as representing the families of those killed in such incidents.

Former RAF pilot Jim Morris, a Partner and specialist in aviation law, said “our thoughts are with the families and victims of this tragedy and  there is a clear need for answers to identify the chain of events that lead to the crash.

He said: “There have been a number of air accidents in this region so it is extremely important that lessons are learned to ensure that safety standards can improve in the future.

“While reports have indicated that a technical fault may have played a part in this incident, it is vital that every aspect of the crash – from weather conditions at the time to the actions of the pilots – are carefully considered before any conclusions are made.

“A prompt and comprehensive accident report is vital so that other air operators in this region can take measures to prevent similar accidents from re-occurring and improve flight safety.”