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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 6 January 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Mack Air
Registration: A2-AKG
C/n / msn: 208B-0573
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Piajo Airstrip, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta (   Botswana)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Piajo Airstrip, Botswana
Destination airport:Maun Airport (MUB/FBMN), Botswana
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a loss of engine power on takeoff and crashed in a wet flood plain and overturned. Some injuries to the passengers on board, one of whom suffered a broken hip.

Sources:
» Five injured in aircraft crash (The Botswana Gazette, 10-1-2009)


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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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