Narrative:The Grand Caravan had departed Polokwane on a flight to Madagascar. An overnight stop was planned in Vilanculos, Mozambique. Near Vilanculos the airplane crashed. It knocked down two palm trees and came to rest close to a house.
|Date:||Friday 30 June 2006|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|Operating for:||Southern Right Air Charter|
|Leased from:||Naturelink Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0396|
|First flight:|| 1994|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 km (1.3 mls) from Vilanculos Airport (VNX) (Mozambique)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Polokwane International Airport (FAPP), South Africa|
|Destination airport:||Vilanculos Airport (VNX/FQVL), Mozambique|
» Experts to probe Mozambican plane crash (The Star, 4-7-2006)
» Mozambique: South African Plane Crashes in Southern Mozambique (Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique 1-7-2006)
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 Polokwane International Airport to Vilanculos Airport as the crow flies is 631 km (394 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.