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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 August 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Tropical Air
Registration: 5H-NOW
MSN: 208B2209
First flight: 2010
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mafia Airport (MFA) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Mafia Airport (MFA/HTMA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
The plane crashed upon takeoff under unknown circumstances and caught fire. All nine passengers survived the crash, six were taken to a hospital. The aircraft was completely destroyed.



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Distance from Mafia Airport to Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport as the crow flies is 126 km (79 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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