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This led in the crash of Yeti Airlines Flight 691, which killed 72 lives.

On 15 January 2023, an ATR 72-212A was operating scheduled flights between Kathmandu (VNKT) and Pokhara International Airport (VNPR). The
same flight crew operated two sectors between VNKT to VNPR and VNPR to VNKT earlier in the morning. The accident occurred during a visual approach
for runway 12 at VNPR. This was the third flight by the crew members on that day. The flight was operated by two Captains, one Captain was in the process
of obtaining aerodrome familarization for operating into Pokhara and the other Captain being the instructor pilot. The Captain being familarized, who was
occupying the left hand seat, was the Pilot Flying (PF) and the instructor pilot, occupying the right hand seat, was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).

The take-off, climb, cruise and descent to Pokhara was normal. During the first contact with Pokhara tower the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) assigned the runway
30 to land. But during the later phases of flight crew requested and received clearance from ATC to land on Runway 12.

 

YT691 accident site labeled in relation to the old and new airports in Pokhara.

After both engines’ propellers were feathered, the plane lost thrust and crashed. It is unusual for the propellers of both engines to become feathered, according to the report.

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“When the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) provided the clearance for landing…, the Pilot Flying (PF) stated twice that there was no power coming from the engines,” according to the investigation.

The aircraft’s engines were fully operational at the time of the crash. Flaps are rectangular panels on the wings that are stretched to expand their surface area and provide greater lift to the aircraft during slow-speed landing and takeoff. The plane loses lift and crashes if the flaps are not extended before landing. During landing, bringing the engine to idle speed with no flaps extended is a very unstable arrangement.

When both propellers were feathered, the investigation team observed that both engines of 9N-ANC were running flight idle conditions during the event flight
to prevent over torque. As per the FDR data, all the recorded parameters related to engines did not show any anomaly. At 10:56:50 when the radio
altitude callout for five hundred feet3 was annunciated, another “click” sound was heard4. The aircraft reached a maximum bank angle of 30 degrees at this
altitude. The recorded Np and Tq data remained invalid. The yaw damper disconnected four seconds later. The PF consulted the PM on whether to
continue the left turn and the PM replied to continue the turn. Subsequently, the PF asked the PM whether to continue to descend and the PM responded
it was not necessary and instructed to apply a little power. At 10:56:54, another click was heard, followed by the flap’s surface movement to the 30 degrees position.

 

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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