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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Kilindoni

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5H-NOW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kilindoni - Dar es Salaam
MSN:
208B-2209
YOM:
2010
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kilindoni Airport, the single engine airplane crashed in flames. All nine occupants were able to evacuate the cabin and six of them were injured and transported to local hospital. The aircraft was completely destroyed by fire.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Karege: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 1984 at 1851 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5H-MRD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dar es Salaam - Dar es Salaam
MSN:
581
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
5295
Captain / Total hours on type:
446.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
296
Copilot / Total hours on type:
16
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructor and two pilots) departed Dar es Salaam Intl Airport on a local training flight. In the early evening, while returning to the airport, the twin engine airplane went out of control, entered a dive and crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The wreckage was found near Karege, about 35 km northwest of Dar es Salaam Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three crew members were killed. The instructor totalized 5,295 flying hours with 446 on type. Both other pilots totalized 300 flying hours with 20 on type and 296 flying hours with 16 on type.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it was reported that the loss of control occurred when the power lever of the left engine was in idle position while the reverser on the left engine was activated at the same time. Thus, investigators does not rule out the assumption that the pilot attempted to commit suicide. Also, the assumption that the crew lost control of the airplane following a sudden and violent fire on the right engine was also not ruled out.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide in Kilindoni

Date & Time: May 12, 1950
Operator:
Registration:
VP-KEC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6893
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On touchdown, the aircraft went out of control, overturned and came to rest upside down. There were no casualties.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson I in Kazimzumbwi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
VP-TAT
Survivors:
No
MSN:
6893
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While approaching Dar es-Salaam, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a dense wooded area located in Kazimzumbwi, about 30 km southwest of Dar es-Salaam. Both crew members were killed.