Date & Time: Feb 3, 1998 at 0725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 207 Skywagon/Stationair
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Arusha - Zanzibar
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
After takeoff from Arusha Airport runway 09, while climbing, the pilot declared an emergency following an engine failure. While attempting to return, he lost control of the airplane that crashed 1,200 metres from the runway, bursting into flames. All five occupants were killed, among them four Italian citizens.
The exact cause of the engine failure could not be determined with certainty. The aircraft was maintained according to published procedures. At the time of the accident, the engine had 1,245 flying hours and the next maintenance was scheduled within 155 flying hours.