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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45863
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F
Owner/operator:Nyikas Safaris
Registration: 7Q-YNS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chelinda -   Malawi
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Chelinda
Destination airport:
The Cessna U206F, on a sightseeing flight, operated by Nyikas Safaris, collided with high terrain near Chelinda, Malawi. Visual meteorlogical conditions prevailed at the time. The certificated commercial pilot and five English passengers were fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was ground fire. The local flight originated at Chelinda.
An inquest, held in Norwich (UK) in 2009, reported that the Cessna 206 stalled at a low altitude and crashed into a remote forest.
Coroner William Armstrong said: "There is insufficient evidence for a reliable conclusion to the cause of the crash."


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
06-Feb-2009 12:00 harro Updated

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