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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 27 November 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
Operator:Inter Iles Air
Registration: D6-HUA
MSN: 120149
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N off Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport (HAH) (   Comoros)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport (HAH/FMCH), Comoros
Destination airport:Anjouan-Ouani Airport (AJN/FMCV), Comoros
An Embraer 120ER Brasilia passenger plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport (HAH), Comoros. All 25 passengers and four crew members were rescued.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight to Anjouan-Ouani Airport (AJN). A survivor reported that the pilot was attempting to return to the Moroni airport. He also reported observing a possible fuel leak on takeoff.

» Reuters
» L'Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie de l'Union des Comores (ANACM)


photo of Embraer-EMB-120ER-Brasilia-F-GLRG
accident date: 27-11-2012
type: Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
registration: F-GLRG

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moroni-Prince Said Ibrahim In Airport to Anjouan-Ouani Airport as the crow flies is 142 km (89 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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Embraer EMB-120

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