Date & Time: Nov 27, 2012 at 1329 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D6-HUA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moroni - Ouani
MSN:
120-149
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
INZ170
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5000
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Moroni-Hahaya-Iconi-Prince Said Ibrahim Airport to Ouani Airport located on the neighboring island of Anjouan. Shortly after take off from runway 20, while on initial climb, captain informed ATC about technical problem and elected to return. He was quick awareness that it would not be possible to join the airport so he took the decision to ditch the aircraft some 200 metres off shore, five km off the airport. All 29 occupants were rescued as five of them were slightly injured.