June 2, 2015 – Pokhara
A Goma air aircraft averted a mishap when its nose gear was jammed while landing in Pokhara Airport. The LET410 aircraft with registration number 9N-AKY was flying from Jomsom to Pokhara when its nose gear jammed, dragging the plane for a distance. The aircraft was carrying 18 passengers in the return flight from Jomsom. There are no casualties, although the plane has suffered damage in the cockpit area. Goma Air had commenced the Jomsom flight from Pokhara just last week.
The LET410 is Czech turbolet aircraft manufactured by Let Kunovice Aircraft Indsutries. 9N-AKY is the first LET410 UVP-E20 aircraft acquired by Goma Air that entered into the service in October, 2014. This was the first time in 40 years that a brand new STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) aircraft was introduced by an airline company. In March, 2015, it added another LET410 aircraft into the service.
Goma Air has a fleet of 4 aircrafts – two Cessna Grand Caravans and two LET410s. It has orders for 2 more LET410 planes. It operates flights to Jomsom and Manang from Pokhara.