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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 13 July 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Lesotho Airways
Registration: 7P-LAA
C/n / msn: 622
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mokhotlong Airport (MKH) (   Lesotho)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mokhotlong Airport (MKH/FXMK), Lesotho
Destination airport:Maseru-Moshoeshoe International Airport (MSU/FXMM), Lesotho
Flightnumber: 501
Narrative:
The right wing broke off when the Twin Otter crew were forced to make an emergency landing following an engine failure.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mokhotlong Airport to Maseru-Moshoeshoe International Airport as the crow flies is 148 km (93 miles).

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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