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Last updated: 19 January 2021
Fecha:miércoles 26 septiembre 2007
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
Operador:Fugro Airborne Surveys
Registración: ZS-SSD
Numéro de série: F406-0027
Año de Construcción: 1988
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Entebbe Airport (EBB) (   Uganda)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Masindi Airport (KCU/HUMI), Uganda
Collided with the ground shortly after takeoff from runway 17; pilot and technician fatally injured.

Investigators found that the rudder trim was set to the full left at the time of the accident as opposed to the normal (central) take off setting.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight loss of control due to loss of airspeed and subsequent stall of the aircraft at low altitude".

» Uganda: Entebbe Plane Disaster Blamed On Human Error (The Monitor, 15-2-2008)


photo of Reims-Cessna-F406-Caravan-II-ZS-SSD
accident date: 26-09-2007
type: Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
registration: ZS-SSD
photo of Reims-Cessna-F406-Caravan-II-PH-FWH
accident date: 26-09-2007
type: Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
registration: PH-FWH

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 Entebbe Airport to Masindi Airport as the crow flies is 205 km (128 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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