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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 29 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:S. J. Manning
Registration: ZS-LYA
C/n / msn: BB-26
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Harare Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from Harare International Airport on a flight to the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the aircraft had got airborne, the pilot noticed that the undercarriage had not locked after retraction. He elected to return to Harare in order to have the gear checked. On landing, the nosewheel collapsed and a fire broke out. There was substantial damage to the nose of the plane, propellers and engine cowlings.

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