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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Monday 1 March 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-247
Operator:Air Tanzania
Registration: 5H-MVZ
C/n / msn: 23602/1347
First flight: 1987-02-11 (23 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mwanza Airport (MWZ) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzania
Flightnumber: 100
A Boeing 737-247, operated by Air Tanzania, suffered substantial damage in a landing accident at Mwanza Airport (MWZ), Tanzania.
The airplane arrived from Dar es Salaam and landed in low visibility weather conditions. The airplane suffered a runway excursion after which the nose landing gear collapsed.

Runway excursion

», 14-3-2010


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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 Dar es Salaam International Airport to Mwanza Airport as the crow flies is 848 km (530 miles).

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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