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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 3 December 2010
Time:23:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operator:Kaya Airlines
Registration: C9-AUO
C/n / msn: UC-148
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maputo International Airport (MPM) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nampula Airport (APL/FQNP), Mozambique
Destination airport:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 1900 passenger plane, registered C9-AUO, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Maputo International Airport (MPM), Mozambique. All 12 passengers and five crew members survived. The airplane operated on a flight from Nampula Airport (APL) to Maputo International Airport (MPM). It came down just short of runway 23.

Sources:
» O País Online, 6-12-2010


Photos

photo of Beechcraft 1900C-1 N148YV
N148YV was withdrawn from use in September 1997 and moved to Mozambique in September 1999, ending up as C9-AUO
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Map
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 Nampula Airport to Maputo International Airport as the crow flies is 1385 km (865 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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