Accident Let L-410UVP 3X-AAK,
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Date:Sunday 24 June 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Let L-410UVP
Owner/operator:Eagle Air (Guinea)
Registration: 3X-AAK
MSN: 800524
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Walter M-601D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Souguéta, Kindia -   Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Conakry-Gbessia International Airport (CKY/GUCY)
Destination airport:Léro Airstrip
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Let L-410 crashed near Souguéta, Kindia, Guinea, killing all four crew members.
The flight departed Conakry at 10:01 hours and was expected to arrive at Léro at 11:41.
At 10:11 the flight reported reaching an altitude of 3500 feet and subsequently switched from the Conakry controller to the Roberts FIR controller. At 10:14 the Roberts FIR controller instructed the flight to maintain 3000 feet.
The aircraft encountered poor visibility conditions until it impacted a tree covered hillside at an elevation of 2626 feet.

Probable causes :
- Environmental factors (reduced visibility and low cloud ceiling);
- Mountainous terrain;
- Contradiction in traffic coordination between Conakry Tower and Roberts FIR controllers;
- Crew obstinacy in dealing with bad weather at low altitude.
Contributing factors:
- Lack of knowledge of the prevailing weather en route due to the flight crew's failure to retrieve the weather file;
- Poor decision making by the captain with regard to the prevailing weather;
- Low level of visual flight in poor weather at low altitude.




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