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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 19 March 2003
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operator:Ashanti Gold Fields
Registration: 9G-AGF
C/n / msn: UE-136
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Obuasi Airstrip (   Ghana)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Obuasi Airstrip, Ghana
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Narrative:
The Beechcraft attempted to take off from the Obuasi Airstrip, which is a private field for the Ashanti Gold Fields Company. While accelerating through a speed of 80 kts (V1 was 104 kts), the EFIS tubes went blank. The pilot aborted the takeoff and swerved the plane to the right avoid a valley at the end of the runway. The aircraft came to a rest on a slope and rocky ground off the runway.

Classification:


Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep


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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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