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Date:Monday 23 September 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX
Operator:Auric Air
Registration: 5H-AAM
MSN: 208B5460
First flight: 2018
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Seronera Airstrip (SEU) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Seronera Airstrip (SEU/HTSN), Tanzania
Destination airport:Grumeti Game Reserve-Kirawira B Aerodrome (GTZ/HTGR), Tanzania
A Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, registered 5H-AAM, was damaged beyond repair when it crashed shortly after takeoff under unknown circumstances. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured.



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Distance from Seronera Airstrip to Grumeti Game Reserve-Kirawira B Aerodrome as the crow flies is 74 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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