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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43915
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310R
Registration: 5H-TZA
MSN: 310R-1333
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mbeya Airport (MBI) -   Tanzania
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Mbeya Airport (MBI)
Destination airport:Dar es Salaam (DAR)
On December 16, 2006, at 0355 UTC, 5H-TZA, Cessna 310Q, an air charter flight, crashed into a residential area during takeoff from Mbeya Airport, Tanzania. Visual meteorological conditions pevailed at the time. Two passengers were fatally injured. The pilot and three passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was ground fire. The destination of the flight was Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Reportedly, the aircraft was unable to establish a positive climb during the takeoff on runway 31. The airport elevation is 5600 feet, and has one runway (13/31), which is 1500 meters long. The runway is composed of grass and dirt. The runway has many foot paths used by pedestrians who frequently cross the runway at different points. The temperature was 17 degrees C and the wind was calm. The passengers were all adults, and the aircraft load consisted of bags of rice, meat, potatoes, and beans.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2011 12:02 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2020 17:30 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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