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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:mardi 18 novembre 1997
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-54F
Compagnie:Cougar Cargo
Immatriculation: EL-WVD
Numéro de série: 45885/342
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mwanza Airport (MWZ) (   Tanzanie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Ouganda
Aéroport de destination:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzanie
The DC-8 cargo plane was being repositioned from Entebbe to Mwanza to collect 40 tons of frozen fish filets when crashed on landing.
Reportedly, the PIC had no type rating on the aircraft because Aeroservice Miami had stopped his training as they were not making any progress. The aircraft landed at night, although Mwanza was a daytime-operations only airport at the time. The airplane touched down on the left of the runway after doing 3 missed approaches. It slid down the grass sideways onto the runway, collapsed both main gears and separated the number 3 engine which came to rest on fire under the forward hold of the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Tanzania
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: CAV/ACC/15/97
Download report: Preliminary report

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photo of DC-8-54F-EL-WVD
accident date: 18-11-1997
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-54F
registration: EL-WVD
photo of DC-8-54F-4K-555
accident date: 18-11-1997
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-54F
registration: 4K-555

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 Entebbe Airport et Mwanza Airport est de 280 km (175 miles).

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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