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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 27 août 1975
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:East African Airways Corp. - EAAC
Immatriculation: 5Y-AAF
Numéro de série: 33325/16577
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:37365
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 16
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mtwara Airport (MYW) (   Tanzanie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzanie
Aéroport de destination:Mtwara Airport (MYW/HTMT), Tanzanie
Numéro de vol: 087
Flight EC087 was scheduled to depart Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and call at Lindi (LDI) and Nachingwea (NCH).
Due to the non availability of fuel at Dar es Salaam, the aircraft made an unscheduled stop at Mtwara to refuel with sufficient fuel for the return service EC.088 to Dar es Salaam.
The weather at Mtwara was reported fine with the wind light and variable. At the time of the landing, the wind direction was given as 030 and 8 knots.
The aircraft made the approach and landing using standard procedures and touched down at a point some 1000 feet from the threshold of runway 19. After a ground roll of 150 feet, the aircraft commenced a swing to the left side of the runway, it then rolled another 350 feet and swung to the right, continued on this course, leaving the runway and skidding for approximately 180 feet before it came to rest having turned 135° from the direction of the landing.
Both landing gear assemblies collapsed due to excessive side loads applied to the structure, substantial damage was caused to the centre section structure and nacelles. The port propeller was damaged. The passengers and crew were able to evacuate the aircraft with the aid of the ground rescue services.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The most probable cause of the accident was the failure of the pilot to initiate corrective action to prevent the aircraft from turning off the runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Tanzania
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: CAV/ACC/24/75
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Dar es Salaam International Airport et Mtwara Airport est de 398 km (249 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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