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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25476
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:12:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402C
Owner/operator:Twin Wings
Registration: 5H-GTO
MSN: 402C-0213
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chankonde Airstrip -   Tanzania
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Chankonde Airstrip
Destination airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA)
The initial phase of the take-off roll appeared normal to the pilot. When the aircraft had covered about 600 metres and was accelerating through 65/70 Kt it went through a muddy ditch causing the pilot to feel deceleration. It immediately became apparent that he was not going to achieve the take off speed and clear the trees in the foreground. The pilot subsequently decided to abort the take-off. When the engines were throttled back and brakes were applied the aircraft continued to roll on wet and slippery sandy surface till it overran the end of runway 07 and collided with trees located about 60 metres beyond the end of the runway.

(b) Cause
The accident was caused by the aircraft colliding with trees just beyond the runway following an aborted take-off. The surface condition of the runway, in particular the presence of patches of water on the runway was a major contributory factor


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2010 11:31 Anon. Updated [Cn]
10-Dec-2011 12:06 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 15:53 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]

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