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Toliara Province

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Toliara: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2006 at 0417 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5R-MGV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toliara-Tananarive
MSN:
425-0032
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a special flight from Toliara to the capital city Antananarivo with 4 pax and a crew of two on behalf of the company Magrama (Marbres & Granites de Madagascar). Two minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed and burst into flames 1,500 metres from the runway end. All 6 occupants were killed. Among them, 4 Italians and 2 Madagascar citizens. It seems that one of the engine exploded after takeoff.

Crash of a Dassault M.D.315 Flamant in Fort Dauphine: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
56
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
56
YOM:
1950
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Fort Dauphine Airport, killing all five occupants.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Miandrivazo: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BALE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miandrivazo – Antananarivo
MSN:
090
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Miandrivazo Airport, the three engine aircraft nosed down and crashed in a field located about 500 meters from the runway. All three crew members and one passenger were killed while 11 others were injured. The aircraft was carrying a load of tobacco to Antananarivo.
Crew:
Henri Dedieu, pilot,
Mr Aubert, radio operator,
Mr. Cattelin, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Loss of control caused by a dual engine failure during initial climb.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Belo sur Tsiribihina

Date & Time: Feb 2, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BALK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antananarivo – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Tuléar
MSN:
096
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Caudron C.635 Simoun in Morondava: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 3, 1939 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-AOOT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antananarivo – Morondava – Ihosy
MSN:
7372.53
YOM:
1937
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a mail flight from Antananarivo to Ihosy with an intermediate stop in Morondava. Shortly after take off, while in initial climb, the engine failed. After a first segment of some 1,500 meters, the aircraft stalled, hit a tree and crashed in a field. While the pilot was killed, the engineer was injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Crew:
Jacques Ringel, pilot,
Roland Chollet, engineer.
Probable cause:
According to the expert from Veritas, the engine failure was caused by a defect of the fuel supply system.