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Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 January 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Air Comores
Registration: F-OCED
C/n / msn: 14040
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Moroni Airport (HAH) (   Comoros)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport (HAH/FMCH), Comoros
Narrative:
The Heron touched down on the right side of the runway in a right wing low attitude. The aircraft became airborne again and the left aileron struck a light at the right side of the runway. The plane climbed nose high with full flaps and crashed into rocks and plunged into the sea.



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Distance from Dar Es Salaam International Airport to Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport as the crow flies is 681 km (425 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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DH-114 Heron

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