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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 10 June 2013
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:CotonTchad
Registration: TT-BAU
C/n / msn: 208-00045
First flight: 1985
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 1 km from N'Gaoundéré Airport (NGE) (   Cameroon)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Moundou Airport (MQQ/FTTD), Chad
Destination airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Narrative:
The airplane, a Cessna 208 Caravan I, was en route from Thad to Cameroon flying at 3000 feet when the engine lost power.
The aircraft impacted terrain during an attempted diversion to N'Gaoundere Airport, Cameroon. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and one of the two pilots onboard received fatal injuries. The remaining four occupants were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

Sources:
» Le Messager
» La Nouvelle Expression


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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 Moundou Airport to Douala Airport as the crow flies is 865 km (541 miles).

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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