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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Quevedo

Date & Time: May 28, 2009 at 1055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AEE-501
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
104
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, aircraft made a gear up landing in Quevedo. While all eight occupants escaped unhurt, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Nairobi

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2006 at 0632 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-SRK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Baidoa
MSN:
003
YOM:
1965
Flight number:
UNO448A
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport on a cargo flight to Baidoa, Somalia, carrying 3 crew members and a load consisting of 20 drums of fuel for the Somali interim Government in place in Baidoa, on behalf of the International Red Cross. Shortly after takeoff from runway 06, at a height of about 100 feet, the left engine lost power. The captain contacted ATC, declared an emergency and was cleared for an immediate return. After the engine was secured and the propeller was feathered, the crew initiated a turn when the aircraft lost height, collided with a power line and crashed onto a house, 3 minutes after takeoff. All three crew members were injured while no one was injured on ground.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for undetermined reasons. Marginal weather conditions were considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo near Mugumo

Date & Time: Jul 25, 2002
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a training mission when the crew encountered engine problems. The aircraft crash landed near Mugumo and was damaged beyond repair. All seven occupants escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Mandera: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 1, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
KAF207
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
75
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the captain decided to abort for unknown reasons. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and collided with a building. All five occupants escaped uninjured while one people on the ground was killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5D Buffalo in Nairobi: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 17, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
JW9022
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
94
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff for unknown reasons, killing all five crew members.

Crash of a De Havilland C-115 Buffalo at Ponta Pelada AFB

Date & Time: May 15, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2361
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ponta Pelada AFB - Ponta Pelada AFB
MSN:
31
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Ponta Pelada AFB, Manaus. Upon landing, the aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest few dozen metres further. There were no casualties while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5D Buffalo in Bukoba: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 21, 1994 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
JW9024
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dar es Salaam - Buboka
MSN:
099
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Bukoba Airport, the aircraft was too low when one of its wing struck a tree. The aircraft lost height and crashed on a clinic. Both pilots were killed while there were no victims on the ground.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5D Buffalo off Libreville: 30 killed

Date & Time: Apr 27, 1993 at 2245 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AF-319
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lusaka – Brazzaville – Libreville – Abidjan – Dakar
MSN:
69
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Lusaka on a charter flight to Dakar with intermediate stops in Brazzaville, Libreville and Abidjan, carrying all staff of the National Zambian Football Team who was flying to Dakar to play against Senegal for the World Cup 1994 in USA. One minute after a night takeoff from Libreville-Léon Mba Airport, while climbing, the left engine failed. In a certain confusion, the captain mistakenly shut down the right engine. The aircraft lost height and crashed in the sea about 500 metres offshore. The aircraft sank and all 30 occupants were killed. It was reported that the aircraft has not been operated between December 21, 1992 and April 21, 1993 and was eventually requisitioned by the Zambian Government to carry the National Football Team to Senegal. A maintenance control (check A & B) was conducted between April 22 and 26, the day prior to departure.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the left engine failed due to excessive carbon deposit. Also, oil filters were clogged and electrical cables showed sign of overheating. The engine failed during initial climb due to inadequate maintenance. It was also reported that the captain was tired at the time of the accident due to intense schedule the preceding days following a tour in Mauritius with an insufficient rest time. Poor crew coordination, fatigue and lack of concentration were considered as contributing factors.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Nairobi: 52 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
KAF214
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Nanyuki
MSN:
123
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
42
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
52
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 06 at Nairobi-Eastleigh Airport (Moi Air Base), while in initial climb, the left engine failed and its propeller autofeathered. The captain contacted ATC, declared an emergency and was cleared to turn left. Following a left hand circuit, the crew again turned to the left and prepared to land on runway 06 when the aircraft entered an area of low clouds. The crew momentarily lost visual contact with the runway when the aircraft stalled and crashed onto several houses located in the district of Kaloleni, less than 2 km short of runway 06 threshold. The aircraft and few houses were destroyed. All 46 occupants as well as 6 people on the ground were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the left engine failure could not be determined.