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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 24 avril 1996
Heure:05:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
Compagnie:Tanzanair - Tanzania Air Services
Immatriculation: 5H-TZD
Numéro de série: F406-0029
Année de Fabrication: 1988
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Palapala hills, Morogoro (   Tanzanie)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzanie
Aéroport de destination:Morogoro Airport (HTMG), Tanzanie
Détails:
On 24 April 1996 at 04:18 hours the aircraft took off from Dar es salaam International Airport on a charter flight to Tabora via Morogoro. The pilot was the only occupant. The estimated time of arrival at Morogoro was 04:49 hours. 5H-TZD maintained communications with the Dar es Salaam Tower and was cleared to flight Level 60 to the TMA boundary. At 04:40 hours 5H-TZD advised that he was estimating TMA at 04:41 hours at FL60. The estimate for Morogoro was revised to 04:51 hours and was to call on "top of descent". No further transmission was heard from the aircraft.
The wreckage of the aircraft was discovered top of Palapala Mountains (Uluguru Mountain Range) on 5 May 1996 after extensive search. The aircraft was completely destroyed by impact and the subsequent fire.
It is concluded that the accident was caused by the aircraft colliding with high ground approximately 5 N.M. short of the runway. The decision of the pilot to initiate descent in weather conditions which allowed no visual contact with the high terrain was the major contributory factor.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the aircraft colliding with high ground in bad weather."

Sources:
» TCAA


Photos

photo of Reims-Cessna-F406-Caravan-II-PH-FWI
accident date: 24-04-1996
type: Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
registration: PH-FWI
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Dar es Salaam International Airport et Morogoro Airport est de 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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