Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 6V-ADE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 325105

Date:Thursday 9 December 1993
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:Air Senegal
Registration: 6V-ADE
MSN: 393
Year of manufacture:1973
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) -   Senegal
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cap Skirring Airport (CSK/GOGS)
Destination airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An Air Senegal DHC-6 Twin Otter (6V-ADE) collided in mid-air with a Gambia Airways NAMC YS-11 (C5-GAA) near Dakar's Yoff Airport in Senegal.
The Twin Otter was en route to Dakar and the flight was instructed to descend and maintain 3000 feet and report over the Dakar YF VOR. The YS-11 had just departed Dakar en route to Banjul, Gambia. The flight was instructed to climb to 2000 feet and intercept the radial 140 of the YF VOR.
Failure to respect the assigned altitude caused both planes to collide at 2700-2900 feet. The DHC-6 crashed into the sea, but the NAMC YS-11 managed to return to Dakar.


ICAO Adrep Summary 1/94 (#105)
Scramble 177



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Cap Skirring Airport (CSK/GOGS); March 1986

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