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Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Moroni

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D6-FAT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moroni - Mohéli
MSN:
404-0216
YOM:
1978
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Moroni-Prince Saïd Ibrahim-Hahaya Airport, while climbing, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently attempted an emergency landing when the twin engine airplane struck the ground past the runway end and came to rest inverted. All 11 occupants were evacuated, a passenger and the pilot were injured. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120ER Brasília off Moroni

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2012 at 1329 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D6-HUA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moroni - Ouani
MSN:
120-149
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
INZ170
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5000
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Moroni-Hahaya-Iconi-Prince Said Ibrahim Airport to Ouani Airport located on the neighboring island of Anjouan. Shortly after take off from runway 20, while on initial climb, captain informed ATC about technical problem and elected to return. He was quick awareness that it would not be possible to join the airport so he took the decision to ditch the aircraft some 200 metres off shore, five km off the airport. All 29 occupants were rescued as five of them were slightly injured.

Crash of an Airbus A310 in Moroni: 152 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2009 at 0154 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7O-ADJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sanaa - Moroni
MSN:
0535
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
IY626
Region:
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
142
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
152
Captain / Total flying hours:
7936
Captain / Total hours on type:
5314.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3641
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3076
Aircraft flight hours:
53587
Aircraft flight cycles:
18129
Circumstances:
On approach to Moroni by night, while the crew as starting a go around procedure, he lost control of the aircraft which stalled and crashed into the sea. Only one young girl survived the crash and was rescued 12 hours later while all 152 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Accident was caused by inappropriate actions on part of the crew on flight controls which brought the aircraft into a stall that could not be recovered. These actions were successive to an unstabilised visual approach during which several alarms related to the proximity of the ground, the aircraft configuration and approach to stall sounded. Crew's attention was focused on the management of the path of the aircraft and the location of the runway, and they probably did not have enough mental resources available in this stressful situation, to respond adequately to these different alarms.
Contributing to the accident were the following factors:
- Weather conditions at the airport with winds gusting to 30 knots,
- Lack of training or pre-flight briefing of the crew in accordance with the Yemenia company operations manual, given the reluctance of the pilot to execute the MVI [Visual Manoeuvring with Prescribed track] (none of the documents submitted in the investigation shows this training),
- The non-execution of the MVI maneuver by the crew (the plane left the LOC axis after the published point which is 5.2 NM), implying that the crew delayed the turn to reach the right hand downwind leg.
- The non-application by the crew of the procedure following the PULL UP-alarm.
Final Report:

Crash of a Let 410 in Ouani

Date & Time: Apr 9, 2007 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
D6-CAK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ouani - Bandar es Eslam
MSN:
841219
YOM:
1984
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Let 410 in Mutsamudu: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2002 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9XR-RB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moroni-Mutsamudu
MSN:
81 06 36
YOM:
1981
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1

Crash of a Boeing 767 in Moroni: 125 killed

Date & Time: Nov 23, 1996 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AIZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addis Ababa - Nairobi - Brazzaville - Lagos - Abidjan
MSN:
23916
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
ET961
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
163
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
125

Crash of a Breguet Bre.1150 Atlantic in Moroni: 18 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 1981 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
29
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Moroni-Saint-Denis de la Réunion
MSN:
29
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18

Crash of a De Havilland DH.114 Heron 1B off Moroni: 16 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-OCED
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dar es-Salaam - Moroni
MSN:
14040
YOM:
1954
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
During the final approach to Moroni-Hahaya Airport following an uneventful flight from Dar es-Salaam, the crew failed to realize that his altitude was insufficient. On short final, the right wing struck approach lights. The captain increased engine power in an attempt to make a go-around when the airplane went to an excessive nose-up attitude, stalled and crashed into the sea near to the shore. None of the 16 occupants survived the crash.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who let the airplane descending below the glide. While attempting to go-around, the flaps were fully extended.