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Date:Tuesday 3 April 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Lesotho Airways
Registration: 7P-LAG
MSN: 619
First flight: 1979-04-21 (5 years)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Quthing Airport (UTG) (   Lesotho)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Quthing Airport (UTG/FXQG), Lesotho
Narrative:
During final turn, the right wing struck a tree. The aircraft remained controllable and the landing was completed successfully.
The 20 m high tree was located on a hill about 200 m from the threshold of runway 32. Runway 14 is preferred as it has unobstructed approaches. However, if the tailwind component is excessive, runway 32 may be used .
The pilot stated that he was distracted by the presence of cattle on the airstrip during approach.



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