Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-Q311 in Kigoma

Date & Time: Apr 9, 2012 at 1014 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5H-MWG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kigoma - Tabora - Dar es-Salaam
MSN:
462
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
ATC119
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
35
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the take off run on runway 34, right engine failed. Captain decided to abandon the departure procedure and started an emergency braking action. Aircraft overrun runway and the right main gear hit a pole and was sheared off with the right wing as well. Aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest in a prairie. Two passengers were injured while all 37 other occupants were unhurt. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Kigoma

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2006 at 1517 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-BOF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamina-Manono-Kigoma
MSN:
4586
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
TFK822
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Aircraft was performing a special UN flight between Manono (DRC) and Kigoma, Tanzania. On approach to runway 16, aircraft hit the ground 300 metres short of runway threshold. All 5 occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Cessna 402C on Rubondo Island: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 30, 1988 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5H-GTS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rubondo Island – Kigoma – Arusha
MSN:
402C-0268
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
2800
Circumstances:
The aircraft was operating a charter flight from Rubondo to Arusha via Kigoma. It was carrying a party of four passengers who had previously travelled to the Island for photography expedition. 5H-GTS left Arush at 0400 hours for Rubondo with the pilot as the sole occupant. The flight to Mwanza was uneventful and the aircraft landed at Mwanza at 0530 hours. At Mwanza, the aircraft was refulled to full tanks giving an endurance of 5 1/2 hours. His flight plan filed with the tower, indicated that he intended to fly three sectors: Mwanza-Rubondo (25 minutes), Rubondo-Kigoma (1 hour 15 minutes) and Kigoma-Arusha (2 hours and 15 minutes). The aircraft left Mwanza at 0657 hours and landed at Rubondo about 25 minutes later. Four passengers joined the flight to Arusha and takeoff was initiated from runway 06 at about 0915 hours. One observer who was at the airstrip said that the aircraft was seen to rise momentarily and then came down hitting trees as it did so. A change of engine sound was heard followed by a loud bang. There was a huge ball of fire in the forest ahead and a few explosions were heard. On eye witness said that the fire was so intense that no rescue efforts were possible. The fire was localised around the area of the accident. The aircraft was completely destroyed and all the five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the failure of the aircraft to accelerate shortly after lift off. The aircraft may have been rotated in a partially stalled condition when it came at the end of the runway.
Final Report: