Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 7 August 1999
Time:12:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-201
Operating for:TACV - Cabo Verde Airlines
Leased from:Guarda Costeira de Cabo Verde
Registration: D4-CBC
C/n / msn: 8091
First flight: 1986-05-13 (13 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santo Antão Island (   Cape Verde) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Vicente-San Pedro Airport (VXE/GVSV), Cape Verde
Destination airport:Santo Antão Airport (NTO), Cape Verde
Flightnumber:5002
Narrative:
The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft which usually flew TACV Flight 5002 (São Vicente - Santo Antão) could not be used due to technical problems, so a Dornier 228, owned by the Cape Verde Coast Guard, was used to conduct the flight.
The Do-228 took off from São Vicente at 11:42 for the short flight that was expected to take 13 minutes. Because of bad weather (rain and fog) at Santo Antão the airport was below VFR minima. The pilot decided to return to the island of São Vicente at 11:56. The aircraft flew across the island of Santo Antão and crashed into a wooded mountainside at 1370 m.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep


Photos

photo of Dornier 228-201 D-CEDS
D-CEDS was leased to Air Vendée and returned to Dornier in 1991. Dornier sold to plane to the Cape Verde Coast Guard in November 1992, which leased the plane to TACV in June 1999.
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Map
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 São Vicente-San Pedro Airport to Santo Antão Airport as the crow flies is 27 km (17 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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