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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 1 June 2007
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330UTT
Operator:Tanzanian People's Defence Force
Registration: JW9036
C/n / msn: SH3121
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kizota (   Tanzania)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sumbawanga Airport (SUT/HTSU), Tanzania
Destination airport:Dodoma Airport (DOD/HTDO), Tanzania
Narrative:
Both engines failed, forcing the pilot to carry out an emergency landing in a field. The airplane came down in a corn field, causing the nose gear to collapse.

Sources:
» Crash plane flew like injured bird: Witness (TSN Daily News, 3-6-2007)
» Nine hurt in army aircraft accident (Guardian, 2-6-2007)
» African Military Aviation - Winston A Brent (Air-Britain)


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Distance from Sumbawanga Airport to Dodoma Airport as the crow flies is 491 km (307 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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