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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:dinsdag 18 november 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-54F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cougar Cargo
Registratie: EL-WVD
Constructienummer: 45885/342
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mwanza Airport (MWZ) (   Tanzania)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Oeganda
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzania
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

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 Entebbe Airport en Mwanza Airport bedraagt 280 km (175 miles).

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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