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Accident description
Last updated: 17 March 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 3 April 2008
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
Operator:Auric Air
Registration: 5H-AWK
C/n / msn: F406-0030
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Mwanza (HTMW) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzania
Destination airport:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzania
The aircraft stalled, hit a hill and caught fire some 3 km from Mwanza Airport. The captain (citizen of the United Kingdom) and the trainee pilot (a resident of Australia) were killed instantly.



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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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