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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 May 1994
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Tanzanian People's Defence Force
Registration: JW9024
C/n / msn: 99
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bukoba Airport (BKZ) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Bukoba Airport (BKZ/HTBU), Tanzania
Narrative:
One of the wings struck a tree on final approach; the aircraft crashed into a clinic and caught fire.

Sources:
» Scramble 184
» Scramble 250
» Fligh 16-22.8.1995 (p.40)
» Scramble 182


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Distance from Dar Es Salaam International Airport to Bukoba Airport as the crow flies is 1024 km (640 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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