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Status:Final
Date:Friday 27 December 2002
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Ocean Airlines
Registration: 9XR-RB
MSN: 810636
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Walter M-601D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Anjouan (   Comoros)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moroni (unknown airport), Comoros
Destination airport:Anjouan-Ouani Airport (AJN/FMCV), Comoros
Narrative:
The aircraft was holding 15 nm from the destination airport at a height of 2 500 ft AGL, due to bad weather at Anjouan. When conditions improved clearance was obtained for the final approach. The airplane was struck by lightning. A go-around was attempted, but the airplane lost the artificial horizons and gyro compasses as a result of the lightning strike. Control was lost and the airplane crashed.

Classification:
Lightningstrike
Loss of control

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