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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48417
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:c. 07:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F
Owner/operator:Luka Safari Ltd
Registration: 5Y-AOO
MSN: U20601710
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The saddle between the two peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Latitude: S 030 0 -   Tanzania
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Kyulu Hills
Destination airport:Kyulu Hills
The Cessna 206, registered to a Nairobi based company, took off from one of the many tourist camps at Kyulu Hills on the Kenyan side of Mount Kilimanjaro on a sight-seeing trip. It then crashed on Mawenzi Peak at an altitude of 4,330m above sea level. Four Italian tourists, two men and two women died, but the pilot survived and was taken to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, a referral hospital in Moshi, a town on the north-eastern foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The pilot has serious injuries, but was in stable condition although he had difficulties narrating how the disaster happened.

The aircraft crashed as a result of the pilot losing control. Control was lost when strong winds associated with the mountain caused a sudden gain in altitude followed by a rapid but uncontrolled descent in bad weather.


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

Revision history:

08-Nov-2008 22:01 Topaz Added
08-Nov-2008 22:07 Topaz Updated
09-Nov-2008 02:16 Taildragger Updated
09-Nov-2008 23:52 Topaz Updated
13-Mar-2011 15:14 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
21-May-2020 07:06 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2020 07:06 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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