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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:zondag 6 februari 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Sénégal International
Registratie: 6V-AHL
Constructienummer: 556
Bouwjaar: 2001
Aantal vlieguren:8171
Aantal vluchten:9626
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 39
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 43
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Tambacounda Airport (TUD) (   Senegal)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tambacounda Airport (TUD/GOTT), Senegal
Air Sénégal International flight 214 departed Dakar-Yoff Airport, Senegal, at 23:41 hours local time on February 5, 2005. The aircraft, a DHC-8-300, operated a domestic service to Tambacounda. After midnight on February 6, the flight was cleared to land on runway 6. The airplane touched down hard and went off the left side of the runway. It ran over a trench, causing the left hand main undercarriage leg to collapse. The airplane came to rest on uneven terrain at the side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause of the accident (translated from French):
- Poor weight and balance assessment reported to the Pilot-in-command prior to take-off.
During the flight from Dakar to Tambacounda this was not felt because the autopilot was engaged.
On approach, the autopilot disengaged and induced an alteration of the speed parameters.
To maintain the altitude, the pilot was obliged to increase the power resulting in a speed higher than that recommended, with poor control of the airplane in short final.
- After the runway excursion, the plane's contact with the trenches and sand piles caused by works, contributed to the degradation of certain parts of the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANACS
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


ANACS issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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photo of DHC-8-315-Q300-6V-AHL
accident date: 06-02-2005
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315 Q300
registration: 6V-AHL

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dakar-Yoff Airport en Tambacounda Airport bedraagt 426 km (266 miles).

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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