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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Kokoda: 13 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2009 at 1114 LT
Operator:
Registration:
P2-MCB
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Port Moresby - Kokoda
MSN:
441
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
CG4684
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Captain / Total flying hours:
2270
Captain / Total hours on type:
1970.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2150
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1940
Aircraft flight hours:
46700
Circumstances:
On 11 August 2009, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, registered P2-MCB, with two pilots and 11 passengers, was being operated on a scheduled regular public transport service from Port Moresby to Kokoda Airstrip, Papua New Guinea (PNG). At about 1113, the aircraft impacted terrain on the eastern slope of the Kokoda Gap at about 5,780 ft above mean sea level in heavily-timbered jungle about 11 km south-east of Kokoda Airstrip. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces. There were no survivors. Prior to the accident the crew were manoeuvring the aircraft within the Kokoda Gap, probably in an attempt to maintain visual flight in reported cloudy conditions. The investigation concluded that the accident was probably the result of controlled flight into terrain: that is, an otherwise airworthy aircraft was unintentionally flown into terrain, with little or no awareness by the crew of the impending collision.
Probable cause:
• Visual flight in the Kokoda Gap was made difficult by the extensive cloud coverage in the area.
• The crew attempted to continue the descent visually within the Kokoda Gap despite the weather conditions not being conducive to visual flight.
• It was probable that while manoeuvring at low level near the junction of the Kokoda Gap and Kokoda Valley, the aircraft entered instrument meteorological conditions.
• The aircraft collided with terrain in controlled flight.
Final Report:

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Entebbe: 11 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2009 at 0540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-SAB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Entebbe - Mogadishu
MSN:
073410301
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off at night, while climbing, the aircraft nose dived and crashed into Lake Victoria, 10 km south from Entebbe airport. All 10 occupants were killed among them 3 Army Officer from Burundi and one Army Officer from Uganda. They were flying to Mogadishu on behalf of the American operator Dynacore.

Crash of a Cessna 406 Caravan in Entebbe: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2007 at 0737 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-SSD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Entebbe-Masindi
MSN:
406-0027
YOM:
1988
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The crew was scheduled to perform a geophysical survey flight for the government of Uganda over Entebbe region. Few seconds after takeoff, the twin engine aircraft crashed and burst into flames. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Entebbe

Date & Time: Mar 19, 2005 at 1053 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9G-IRL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addis Ababa - Entebbe - Lomé
MSN:
20805
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Addis Abeba to Lomé, Togo, with an intermediate fuel stop at Entebbe, Uganda, on behalf of Ethiopian Airlines. On final approach to runway 35, crew decided to make a go around due to poor visibility. On second attempt, the aircraft crashed in the lake Victoria, few metres off shore. The aircraft was destroyed but all occupants were slightly injured. Crew crossed minimum safe altitude and was approaching beyound glide path.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Entebbe: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2005 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CIH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Entebbe-Kinshasa
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was carrying 2 vehicles, t-shirts and 10 tons of beans from Entebbe (Uganda) to Kinshasa, DRC. Five minutes after takeoff, the crew informed ATC that one of the four engines was on fire. Pilots decided to return to Entebbe but the aircraft crashed in a wooded area near the village of Bukalaza, 11 km short of runway. Nobody survived.

Crash of a Douglas DC-10 in Entebbe

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2000 at 0548 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N800WR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Londres-Entebbe
MSN:
46955/228
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
DAZ405
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
69000
Aircraft flight cycles:
20900

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide in Entebbe: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 7, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
VP-KCJ
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6366
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach to Entebbe Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed short of runway threshold. All four passengers were injured while the pilot was killed. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Entebbe

Date & Time: Aug 15, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VP-KJS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
16463/33211
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed while taking off from Entebbe Airport. There were no casualties but the aircraft was seriously damaged.

Crash of an Avro 694 Lincoln B.2 in Githunguri: 10 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SX984
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Nairobi
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
On 19th February 1955, during what the then colonial government referred to as the "Emergency" enacted to combat the Mau Mau uprising, an RAF Lincoln bomber belonging to No. 49 Squadron based at Eastleigh aerodrome, crashed near the town of Githunguri some fifteen kilometers (eight miles) north-north-west of Kiambu. The bomber, serial number SX984, carrying six aircrew, was returning from a bombing and strafing mission over the Kipipiri Forest when the pilot, Flying Officer Alan Hunt, decided to carry out unauthorized low passes over the Police Officers' Mess where he knew a number of his RAF colleagues were spending the afternoon. The Mess was and is situated near the top of a hill overlooking the town with the police station itself lying half way down towards the main Uplands - Ruiru road. On the third pass, Hunt misjudged the height needed to clear the top of the hill with the result that parts of the starboard wing, tail plane and lower rudder were torn off after hitting three rondavel huts and a mess chimney, whereupon the aircraft went out of control, climbed steeply for about one hundred meters, then stalled before going into a near vertical dive and crashing half a kilometer south of the police station. Hunt and four other crew members died instantly in the resulting inferno, but the tail-gunner, Sergeant Stanley Bartlett was thrown clear and taken to Kiambu hospital and then to the Military hospital in Nairobi where he died five hours later as a result of burns and other serious injuries. Four civilians on the ground, one of them a child, also died. The six crew were buried with full military honors in City Park Cemetery.
Crew (49th Squadron):
F/O Hunt, pilot,
Sgt North, flight engineer,
Sgt Hollands, signaler,
Sgt Bartlett, air gunner,
F/O King, navigator,
F/O Parry, navigator.
Source:
Richard Bartlett-May, son of Sgt Stanley Bartlett.

Crash of an Avro 694 Lincoln B.2 on Mt Kinangop: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 22, 1954
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RE297
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nairobi - Nairobi
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful night training flight, the crew was returning to his base at Nairobi-Eastleigh Airport when the airplane crashed on Mt Kinangop (3,906 meters high) located 75 km north of Nairobi. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all five crew members were killed. At the time of the accident, the crew was flying under IFR rules but below the minimum safe altitude for unknown reason.
Crew (61st Squadron):
F/Lt Michael Weight, pilot,
M/Eng William Joseph Beesley, flight engineer,
F/O Michael William Humphrey Owen, navigator,
F/O Robert Joseph Robinson, navigator,
Sgt James Keith Atkinson, air gunner.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.