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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:lundi 11 octobre 1999
Heure:07:43
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Compagnie:Air Botswana
Immatriculation: A2-ABB
Numéro de série: 101
Année de Fabrication: 1988
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) (   Botswana)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Vol Illégal
Aéroport de départ:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE/FBSK), Botswana
Aéroport de destination:Gaborone-Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE/FBSK), Botswana
Détails:
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.

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


Photos

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
 

Plan

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