ASN Aircraft accident Let L-410UVP 3X-AAK Souguéta, Kindia
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 24 June 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Eagle Air (Guinea)
Registration: 3X-AAK
MSN: 800524
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Walter M-601D
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Souguéta, Kindia (   Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Conakry-Gbessia International Airport (CKY/GUCY), Guinea
Destination airport:Léro Airstrip, Guinea
A Let L-410 crashed near Souguéta, Kindia, Guinea, killing all four crew members.
The flight departed Conakry at 10:01 hours and was expected to arrive at Léro at 11:41.
At 10:11 the flight reported reaching an altitude of 3500 feet and subsequently switched from the Conakry controller to the Roberts FIR controller. At 10:14 the Roberts FIR controller instructed the flight to maintain 3000 feet.
The aircraft encountered poor visibility conditions until it impacted a tree covered hillside at an elevation of 2626 feet.

Probable Cause:

Probable causes :
- Environmental factors (reduced visibility and low cloud ceiling);
- Mountainous terrain;
- Contradiction in traffic coordination between Conakry Tower and Roberts FIR controllers;
- Crew obstinacy in dealing with bad weather at low altitude.
Contributing factors:
- Lack of knowledge of the prevailing weather en route due to the flight crew's failure to retrieve the weather file;
- Poor decision making by the captain with regard to the prevailing weather;
- Low level of visual flight in poor weather at low altitude.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Conakry-Gbessia International Airport to Léro Airstrip as the crow flies is 449 km (280 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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