Accident description
Last updated: 16 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 22 August 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200C Super King Air
Operator:Tanzanair - Tanzania Air Services
Registration: 5H-TZW
C/n / msn: BL-17
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Manyara (   Tanzania) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bukoba Airport (BKZ/HTBU), Tanzania
Destination airport:Zanzibar-Kisauni Airport (ZNZ/HTZA), Tanzania
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B200C Super King Air on a charter flight from Bukoba, Tanzania to Zanzibar, force-landed in Lake Manyara following a loss of engine power.
The pilot announced he had lost one engine at 21,000 feet while en route and he decided to divert to Arusha. During the descent, at 16,000 feet, the remaining engine also seized. He then ditched the plane in Lake Manyara. All aboard were rescued by fishermen.


Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Daily News
» Africa Review


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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 Bukoba Airport to Zanzibar-Kisauni Airport as the crow flies is 984 km (615 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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