Date & Time: Mar 23, 1993 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F27 Friendship
Air West Express
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Dar es Salaam - Addis Ababa - Khartoum
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While in cruising altitude between Dar es-Salaam and Addis Ababa, the crew encountered unfavorable winds and the aircraft deviated from the prescribed course. After the left engine failed in flight, the crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a plantation located in the region of Hareto. Upon touchdown, the aircraft struck obstacles and the left wing was partially torn off. All 35 occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of the left engine in flight due to fuel exhaustion.