Date & Time: Jun 12, 2000 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 425 Conquest
Scan African Aviation
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Dar es Salaam – Ifakara – Mikumi – Dar es Salaam
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in a round trip from Dar es-Salaam to Ifakara, Mikumi and back to Dar es-Salaam, carrying seven passengers and one pilot. While approaching Dar es Salaam at an altitude of 4,000 feet, the right engine failed, followed few seconds later by the left engine. The pilot reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a banana plantation located about 20 km from Dar es Salaam. All eight occupants were rescued, among them two passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Failure of both engines in flight due to fuel exhaustion. It was determined that fuel tanks were empty and that the pilot miscalculated the fuel consumption and quantity needed for all trip.