Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL in Antananarivo: 36 killed

Date & Time: Jul 18, 1995
Registration:
5R-MMG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Maintirano - Antananarivo
MSN:
19525
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
30
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
36
Circumstances:
On final approach to Antananarivo-Ivato Airport, the aircraft suffered a double engine failure, stalled and crashed 500 metres short of runway 11 threshold. Two passengers were seriously injured while 34 other occupants were killed. The day after the accident, both survivors died from their injuries. All occupants, except the military crew, were doctors, dentists and nurses coming from the island of La Réunion. There were returning to Antananarivo after taking part to a humanitarian mission at Maintirano. The aircraft had the dual registration 5R-MMG (civil) and 525 (military).
Probable cause:
Double engine failure on approach, possibly due to fuel exhaustion.

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

Date & Time: May 18, 1968
Registration:
5R-MAN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antananarivo - Antananarivo
MSN:
6591
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed. All six occupants (five skydivers and one pilot) were uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-30-DK near Blantyre: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1958 at 0830 LT
Operator:
Registration:
476560/F-RAST
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Paris – Blantyre – Antananarivo
MSN:
16144/32892
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from from Blantyre-Chileka Airport, while climbing, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Chiradzulu located about 21 km east of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all six crew members were killed.
Crew:
Cpt Georges Mercier,
Lt Jacques Laguibe,
Adj Bernard Moreau,
Adj Louis Coudray,
Adj Georges Babylé,
M/Sgt Georges Moreau.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Miandrivazo: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BALE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miandrivazo – Antananarivo
MSN:
090
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Miandrivazo Airport, the three engine aircraft nosed down and crashed in a field located about 500 meters from the runway. All three crew members and one passenger were killed while 11 others were injured. The aircraft was carrying a load of tobacco to Antananarivo.
Crew:
Henri Dedieu, pilot,
Mr Aubert, radio operator,
Mr. Cattelin, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Loss of control caused by a dual engine failure during initial climb.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3m in Madagascar: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1950 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Tananarive – Toamasina
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
En route to Tamatave (Toamasina), the three engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located in the Mangerivola Reserve, half way to Toamasina. Seven passengers were killed and nine others were injured. Two survivors decided to walk away to find help and walked for two weeks before they found a village. The other survivors were rescued few days later.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-50-DL near Tamatave: 14 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 1950
Registration:
F-BFGD
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Antananarivo – Tamatave
MSN:
10046
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 4,600 feet and starting the descent to Tamatave, the aircraft hit the slope of a foothill in a mountain range located some 48 km west of the Tamatave Airport. All 14 occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 Dominie in Tunis

Date & Time: Sep 18, 1947
Registration:
G-AJSJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Croydon – Tunis – Antananarivo
MSN:
6826
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Tunis while on a delivery flight to Antananarivo. The aircraft was destroyed and both crew members were injured. The airplane christened 'Tamatave' was on its way from Croydon to Antananarivo to be delivered to Air Madagascar.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-10-DK Dakota C.4 in Antananarivo

Date & Time: Jun 28, 1947
Operator:
Registration:
KJ979
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
14971/26416
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach, the aircraft was too low and hit the ground short of runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Percival P.10 Vega Gull near Bardaï

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AQIR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Algiers - Faya-Largeau - Antananarivo
MSN:
K.104
YOM:
1937
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot/owner Jean Morel de Foucaucourt and his wife were performing a flight from France to Antananarivo, Madagascar, with several intermediate stops in Africa. On its way from Algiers to Faya-Largeau, Chad, the pilot encountered technical problems and attempted to make an emergency landing. The aircraft eventually crash landed in a desert area in Tibesti and was damaged beyond repair and abandoned. Both occupants were quickly rescued.
Probable cause:
Unknown technical failure.

Crash of a Bloch M.B.120 near Mbandaka

Date & Time: Nov 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ANJX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Algiers – Antananarivo
MSN:
1
YOM:
1934
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching the city of Coquilhatville (now Mbandaka) from the north, the three engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances on an island located on the River Congo, some 40 km north of Coquilhatville. All three crew were rescued while the aircraft was lost.