Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 14 October 2011
Time:13:55
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
C/n / msn: 208B-0582
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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Xakanaka Airstrip (   Botswana) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Xakanaka Airstrip, Botswana
Destination airport:Pom Pom Camp Airstrip, Botswana
Narrative:
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.


Sources:
» Flyafrica.info
» The Monitor, 17-10-2011


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

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.
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