ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan A2-AKD Xakanaka Airstrip
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 14 October 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Moremi Air
Registration: A2-AKD
MSN: 208B0582
First flight: 1996
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Xakanaka Airstrip (   Botswana)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Xakanaka Airstrip, Botswana
Destination airport:Pom Pom Camp Airstrip, Botswana
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was destroyed when it crashed near Xaxanaka, Botswana. The pilot and seven passengers were killed. Four passengers are said to have survived the accident.
The airplane crashed immediately after takeoff from Xakanaka Airstrip on a flight to Pom Pom Camp Airstrip in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

» The Monitor, 17-10-2011


photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-A2-AKD
accident date: 14-10-2011
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: A2-AKD

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 Xakanaka Airstrip to Pom Pom Camp Airstrip as the crow flies is 76 km (47 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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