Crash of an ATR42-500 off Bukoba: 19 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 2022 at 0853 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5H-PWF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dar es-Salaam – Bukoba
MSN:
819
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
PW494
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
On final approach to Bukoba Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to heavy rain falls. In circumstances that need to be clarified, the airplane descended too low, impacted the water surface and crashed into Lake Victoria, about 100 metres short of runway 31. Fishermen with several boats were quickly on the scene and were able to evacuate 24 people. Unfortunately, 19 others including both pilots were killed. The aircraft sank by a depth about 3-4 metres.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E20 in South Kivu: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2022 at 1432 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GPK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kasese – Goma
MSN:
86 17 02
YOM:
1986
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Kasese Airport at 1500LT on a cargo flight to Goma, carrying two pilots, one passenger and a load of various goods. En route, weather conditions deteriorated with low clouds and heavy rain falls. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated and the wreckage was found two days later in a dense wooded area located in South Kivu, about 139 km southwest of Goma. The airplane was destroyed by a post impact fire and all three occupants were killed.
Crew:
Peter Sabo +1.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Kasese: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 10, 2022 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GAX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bukavu – Kasese
MSN:
1AJ002-08
YOM:
1986
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Bukavu-Kavumu Airport at 1150LT on a cargo flight to Kasese with three crew members on board. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated and the wreckage was found two days later in a wooded and hilly terrain near Kasese. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Johannesburg: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2022 at 1400 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-NIT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Johannesburg - Johannesburg
MSN:
896
YOM:
1993
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after liftoff from Johannesburg-Rand Airport. All five passengers were killed and the pilot was injured.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Mogadishu

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2022 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-JXN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Baidoa – Mogadishu
MSN:
20239
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Mogadishu-Aden Abdulle Airport runway 05, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway, lost its left wing and crashed upside down, bursting into flames. The fire was quickly extinguished and all 36 occupants evacuated, three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400

Date & Time: May 11, 2022
Operator:
Registration:
TJ-TIM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yaoundé – Dompta – Belabo
MSN:
934
YOM:
2015
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Yaoundé at 1246LT on a charter flight to Dompta and Belabo, carrying 9 employees of the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) and two crew members. En route, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near the village of Nanga Eboko. All 11 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Mohéli: 14 killed

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2022 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5H-MZA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Moroni - Mohéli
MSN:
208B-5278
YOM:
2016
Flight number:
Y61103
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Moroni Airport at 1155LT on a schedule flight to Mohéli, carrying 12 passengers and two pilots. While approaching Mohéli, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions when the aircraft crashed in the sea some 2,5 km northwest of Mohéli-Bander es Eslam Airport. After 24 hours of intense research, only few debris were found floating on water (such a wheel and wing fragments). No trace of the 14 occupants was found.

Ground fire of a Let L-410UVP-E3 in Bukavu

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2022 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GFA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bukavu - Lulingu Tschionka
MSN:
87 19 21
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Bukavu-Kavumu Airport on a cargo flight to Lulingu Tschionka, carrying two pilots and a load of 1,600 kilos of various goods. Few minutes after takeoff, a fire erupted in the cargo compartment and the crew elected to return for an emergency landing. The crew landed normally and was able to stop the airplane and the runway and to evacuate safely. The aircraft was completely destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Short 360-300 in Shabunda: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GPS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Goma - Shabunda
MSN:
3752
YOM:
1989
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Goma on a cargo flight to Shabunda, carrying two conveyors and three crew members. On approach to Shabunda Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the arcraft crashed 15 km from the airport. All five occupants were killed.

Ground fire of a Transall C-160NG in Dolow

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EY-360
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mogadishu - Dolow
MSN:
F233
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Mogadishu to Dolow. After landing, the crew stopped the aircraft on the runway and was able to evacuate the cabin before the aircraft would be partially destroyed by fire.