Narrative:The pilot had to perform a forced landing shortly after take off from Maridi, Sudan, when it suffered engine failure. The airplane landed back on the runway before eventually coming to a stop off the end of the landing strip. Reports indicate that the wing struck a tree during the forced landing. The wing reportedly came off as a result.
|Date:||Wednesday 4 March 2009|
Cessna 208 Caravan I
|Operator:||Air Serv International|
|C/n / msn:|| 208-00156|
|First flight:|| 1989|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Maridi Airport (South Sudan)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Maridi Airport (HSMD), South Sudan|
» Cessna 208 Caravan landed safely despite engine failure in southern Sudan (ASL, 5-3-2009)
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.