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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 8 February 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante
Operator:Sabin Air
Registration: C9-AUH
C/n / msn: 110186
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W of Maputo International Airport (MPM) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Destination airport:Manzini-Matsapha International Airport (MTS/FDMS), Swaziland
The Sabin Air plane had trouble gaining height following takeoff. It struck a house, killing a woman who was washing clothing when the plane struck the house in the "25th June" neighborhood, near the airport. Weather at the time of the crash was hot and sunny. The aircraft was chartered to fly back some students to their boarding school in Swaziland.

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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 Maputo International Airport to Manzini-Matsapha International Airport as the crow flies is 143 km (89 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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