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Last updated: 25 January 2021
Fecha:sábado 27 diciembre 2003
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Air Malawi
Registración: 7Q-YKU
Numéro de série: 208B0679
Año de Construcción: 1998
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Mzuzu Airport (ZZU) (   Malawi)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mzuzu Airport (ZZU/FWUU), Malawi
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lilongwe International Airport (LLW/FWKI), Malawi
Air Malawi's single Cessna Caravan, named 'Soche' taxied to Mzuzu's (ZZU) runway 17 for takeoff. The Cessna was carrying Malawi 's second vice president, Chakufwa Chihana, back to Lilongwe. During the takeoff roll the Cessna reportedly started to swerve and ran off the 1308 meters (4291 ft) runway. The plane skidded onto a highway, colliding with a moving minibus, killing a passenger.

» AP
» Malawi Nation Online


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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 Mzuzu Airport to Lilongwe International Airport as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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