2014-08-31 Safari Air Svcs Fokker 27 crashed in Serengeti, Tanzania
The cargo aircraft departed Mwanza Airport at 19:26L and climbed normally to an altitude of 14000 ft. notheast of the airport when contact was lost.
The burnt wreckage was fund the next morning in the Serengeti National Park. All on board were found dead. The wreckage caught fire setting ablaze all larger parts of the propeller driven Fokker 27.
Tanzanian Aviation Authority reported last commmunication with the pilots was made about 30 minutes after departure, when the Fokker was 40 km from the Kenyan border flying at 17000 ft. There was no indication about any distress or any problem with the flight.
Date: 2014-08-31 Time: ~19:45
Location: Serengei Park area, Mara
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: hull loss
Flight no.: –
From: HTMW/MWZ: Mwanza To: HKJK/NBO: Nairobi Intl
Operator: Safari Air Services
Leased from: Unknown
Type: Fokker F-27-500
Age a/c: 29,3 years
Constr. No.: 10681
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 20-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 13th safety occurence of type
- 1st safety occurence at airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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