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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Datum:Freitag 24 Juli 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Air Madagascar
Kennzeichen: 5R-MGB
Werknummer: 327
Baujahr: 1971
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:NE of Maroantsetra Airport (WMN) (   Madagaskar)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Maroantsetra Airport (WMN/FMNR), Madagaskar
Flug nach:Antalaha-Antsirabato (ANM/FMNH), Madagaskar
Flugnummer: 112
Struck a mountain to the northeast of Maroantsetra.
The airplane operated on domestic flight MD112 from Mandritsara (WMA) to Sambava (SVB) with en route stops at Maroantsetra (WMN), Antalaha (ANM), Andapa (ZWA) and Doany (DOA).

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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 Maroantsetra Airport to Antalaha-Antsirabato as the crow flies is 83 km (52 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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