Accident
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 19 oktober 1986
Tijd:21:21
Type:Tupolev 134A-3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:República de Moçambique
Registratie: C9-CAA
Constructienummer: 63457
Bouwjaar: 1980-10-14 (6 years )
Aantal vlieguren:1105
Motoren: 2 Soloviev D-30-III
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 35
Totaal:slachtoffers: 34 / inzittenden: 44
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Komatipoort (   Zuid-Afrika) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Staatsvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mbala Airport (MMQ), Zambia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Beschrijving:
The Tupolev 134 departed Mbala (MMQ), Zambia, for a flight back to Maputo (MPM). The flight carried Mozambique president Samora Machel who had attended a meeting of African leaders in Zambia. While approaching Maputo, an inadvertent selection of the MATSAPA VOR frequency caused the crew to execute a premature 37-degrees turn. Although the pilot queried the turn, no effort was made to verify it by using the available navigational aids. The aircraft descended below the 3000 feet limit in spite of not having visual contact with Maputo. The crew erroneously assumed a power failure at Maputo.
A 32-second GPWS warning was ignored and the aircraft collided with the ground at 2187 feet, bounced and crashed into an uphill slope. The aircraft broke up, slid across the South African/Swaziland border and caught fire. Machel, along with 33 other occupants did not survive the accident.


CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was that the flight crew failed to follow procedural requirements for an instrument let-down approach , but continued to descend under visual flight rules in darkness and some cloud, i.e. without having visual contact with the ground, below minimum safe altitude, and in addition the ignored GPWS alarm."

Bronnen:
» Flight International 22.11.1986 (14-15)
» Flight International 1.11.1986 (10)
» Report of the Board of Inquiry into the accident to Tupolev 134A-3 aircraft C9-CAA on 19th October 1986


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Kaart
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 Mbala Airport en Maputo International Airport bedraagt 1894 km (1183 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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Tupolev 134

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