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Last updated: 16 September 2019
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Montag 11 Oktober 1999
Zeit:07:43
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Fluggesellschaft:Air Botswana
Kennzeichen: A2-ABB
Werknummer: 101
Baujahr: 1988
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) (   Botswana)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Ungültiger Flug
Flug von:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE/FBSK), Botswana
Flug nach:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE/FBSK), Botswana
Unfallbericht:
An Air Botswana captain boarded a parked ATR-42 aircraft in the early morning and took off. The captain reported to the controller that he wanted to speak to the president, Air Botswana's general manager, the station commander, central police station and his girlfriend, among others. Because the president was out of the country, arrangements were being made for him to speak to the vice president. Attempts were made to persuade him to land and discuss his concerns with the relevant authorities, but he finally stated he was going to crash into some planes on the apron. After flying for about 2 hours he did two loops and then screamed at 200 knots into Air Botswana's two other ATR-42s parked on the apron.
Airline sources say the pilot had been grounded on medical reasons, refused reinstatement and regrounded until February 2000.
Air Botswana operations were crippled, as the airline only had one plane left - a BAe-146 which was grounded with technical problems.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep
» Michel/Scramble
» Mmegi/The Reporter


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photo of ATR-42-320-A2-ABB
accident date: 11-10-1999
type: ATR 42-320
registration: A2-ABB
photo of ATR-42-320-A2-ABB
accident date: 11-10-1999
type: ATR 42-320
registration: A2-ABB
photo of ATR-42-320-A2-ABB
accident date: 11-10-1999
type: ATR 42-320
registration: A2-ABB
 

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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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