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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 24 april 1996
Tijd:05:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Tanzanair - Tanzania Air Services
Registratie: 5H-TZD
Constructienummer: F406-0029
Bouwjaar: 1988
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Palapala hills, Morogoro (   Tanzania)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Vliegveld van aankomst:Morogoro Airport (HTMG), Tanzania
Beschrijving:
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."

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Foto's

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

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dar es Salaam International Airport en Morogoro Airport bedraagt 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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