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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 10 July 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500)
Operator:Precision Air
Registration: 5H-PWA
MSN: 780
First flight: 2008
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzania
Destination airport:Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
During normal cruise halfway en-route Mwanza to Dar es Salaam, the aircraft experienced a seizure of the no. 2 PW127M engine. The captain diverted to Kilimanjaro Airport reporting technical problem as the cause of diversion. The aircraft touched down normally, however after selecting ground idle (as per the Captain's explanation), the aircraft veered to the left side and exited the runway hitting one of the runway edge lights and proceeded to roll on the grass field parallel to runway 09 for approximately 180 m before subsequently regaining the runway.

Runway excursion



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Distance from Mwanza Airport to Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International 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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