Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Toliara: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2006 at 0417 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5R-MGV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toliara-Tananarive
MSN:
425-0032
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a special flight from Toliara to the capital city Antananarivo with 4 pax and a crew of two on behalf of the company Magrama (Marbres & Granites de Madagascar). Two minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed and burst into flames 1,500 metres from the runway end. All 6 occupants were killed. Among them, 4 Italians and 2 Madagascar citizens. It seems that one of the engine exploded after takeoff.