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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 15 septembre 2006
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
Compagnie:Safari Express Airways
Immatriculation: 5H-UNT
Numéro de série: 773
Année de Fabrication: 1976-02-09 (30 years 8 months)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Nangungu (   Tanzanie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Klein's Camp Airstrip, Tanzanie
Aéroport de destination:Arusha Airport (ARK/HTAR), Tanzanie
The aircraft was operating a Safari Express Airways charter flight from Klein's Camp to Arusha. The pilot left Arusha the previous day with 185 gallons of fuel and had a night stop in Lake Manyara after flying 5 sectors. There is no record of any refueling in between the sectors. On the next day he flew 3 sectors before the last one, the fourth between and Arusha.
The pilot stated that he flew at 7500 feet from Klein's Camp to Arusha. When initiating a descend about 11 nm from Arusha, both engines stopped simultaneously. The pilot tried to restart them but failed. He then force-landed at Nangungu in Moduli in an open field.
The forced landing in uneven ground resulted in the collapse of left main gear after it contacted a boulder. The left wing consequently contacted the ground. The aircraft suffered damage only on the left wing and the left engine propeller.
The passengers deplaned safely and no one was injured. Beside damage to the left wing, left engine propeller and the collapsed main gear, the aircraft cabin and the cockpit were intact.
Physical inspection of the wing fuel tanks indicated that all main and tip tanks were completely empty.

Probable Cause:

The investigation report did not contain a probable cause statement per ICAO Annex 13.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Tanzania
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: CAV/ACC/10/06
Download report: Final report


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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 Klein's Camp Airstrip et Arusha Airport est de 231 km (145 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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