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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 20 December 1984
Time:17:20
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:Air Tanzania
Registration: 5H-MRD
C/n / msn: 581
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kerege (   Tanzania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in an IFR training flight from Dar Es Salaam Airport. The flight was to head to Bagamoyo (radial 331/30nm) with a procedure turn at there before returning to Dar Es Salaam Airport where it was to fly an ILS approach.

The aircraft went into a spin and crashed. The pilot had lost control possibly due to attention being diverted to a no. 2 engine fire.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Tanzania CAA


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