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Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A Islander near Chirundu

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2014 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CYA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lanseria – Lubumbashi
MSN:
617
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Lanseria on a positioning flight to Lubumbashi where the aircraft was based. En route, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing on the Lusaka - Chirundu Road. Eventually, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a cliff. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Monze: 9 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 1976
Operator:
Registration:
C-GDHA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monze - Monze
MSN:
428
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada dispatched an aircraft in Africa to complete demo flights to potential customers. In Monze, the crew was engaged in a local demo flight for the Zambian Air Force, carrying several Zambian AF Officers and DH employees. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the right engine failed. The airplane stalled and crashed one km from the runway end. A Canadian pilot who was not flying, Christian Jolivet, was severely burnt and a Zambian military personnel survived. All nine other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine during initial climb.