Runway excursion Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 D2-EVA,
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Date:Saturday 17 June 2017
Time:ca. 1
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:SJL Aeronáutica
Registration: D2-EVA
MSN: 728
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Nancova Airstrip -   Angola
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Nancova Airstrip
Destination airport:Menongue Airport (SPP/FNME)
Investigating agency: INIPAT Angola
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 crashed on takeoff from Nancova Airstrip, Angola.
The aircrart operated on a flight from Menongue to Calai, Nancova and back to Menongue on behalf of the MPLA political party.
It arrived at Nancova about 11:00 and the aircraft had some difficulties landing due to the color of the grass on the runway that resembled sand. Before leaving Nancova, the crew inspected the entire runway and concluded that it was suitable for take-off. During takeoff the aircraft suffered a runway excursion, sustaining substantial damage.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: INIPAT Angola
Report number: 01/INIPAT/22
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report



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