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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44296
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:16-OCT-2005
Time:06:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F
Owner/operator:Nomad Aviation
Registration: 5H-APE
MSN: U20601828
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lubulungu Hills, Mahale Mountains, Kigoma, Western Tanzania. -   Tanzania
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Mahale National Park
Destination airport:Katavi
Narrative:
On October 16, 2005, about 0640 UTC, Tanzanian registry 5H-APE, a Cessna U206P, a charter flight, operated by Nomad Aviation of Arusha, Tanzania, crashed in mountainous terrain near in Mahale National Park Tanzania. The pilot and four passengers were fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The departure point was Mahale and the destination was Katavi, Tanzania.
The aircraft crashed on the upslope of a mountain about 22 kilometers from the departure point.

Cause
The aircraft stalled and crashed during climb inside a valley. In the last minute of the flight the aircraft negotiated a turn over winding but rising terrain with decaying speed till it stalled.
The high take off mass and high ambient temperature of the day were contributory factors.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20051022X01705&key=1
https://www.tcaa.go.tz/files/documents/final%20report%2015-05%20Cessna%20206%20%205H-APE%20LUBULUNGU%20HILLS%20MAHALE.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2010 11:32 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 09:15 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
21-May-2020 07:06 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2020 07:07 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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