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Last updated: 27 October 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 10 März 1998
Zeit:16:39
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B461 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-146-100
Fluggesellschaft:Air Botswana
Kennzeichen: A2-ABD
Werknummer: E1101
Baujahr: 1989-01-14 (9 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Lycoming ALF502R-5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 60
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 66
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Hwange Airport (WKI) (   Zimbabwe)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Hwange Airfield (WKI/FVWT), Zimbabwe
Unfallbericht:
The BAe-146 was approaching Hwange with the weather information given as "Few 7,000 FT CB scattered 7,000 feet". When queried by crew on the presence of a storm on the approach to runway 08, the tower replied that there were light showers. Surface winds speed was reported as 8 kts. The area west of the approach beacon, 4.4. DME from the runway, was reported as in the clear. At a height of 750 feet above ground level the aircraft encountered heavy rain and severe windshear. Windshear recovery was initiated and maximum thrust applied, but the plane continued to descend at an average vertical speed of 2400 ft/min and struck trees. The crew decided to divert to Harare. Tree damage made it impossible to lower the nose gear. The aircraft landed on the main gear on a foamed runway.



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