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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73737
Last updated: 10 August 2020
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Date:19-FEB-1978
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310 Skyknight
Owner/operator:ENEAM National Aeronautical School
Registration: 5R-MTK
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Antsohihy region -   Madagascar
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Arivonimamo
Destination airport:Nossi Be
Narrative:
Yves Gendron the aircraft captain was a flying instructor at ENEAM in Arivonimamo a pilot training school sponsored by CIDA the Canadian International Development Agency and the Malagasy government. He and a Canadian avionics technician Jack Prince who was at ENEAM to help us set up our avionics lab were to drop off two students near Antsohiy for a weekend home. It was dark, the little airstrip had no lighting or navaids so they abandoned the attempt and set course for Nossi Be their flight planned destination an island just off the northwest coast. They unfortunately ran into severe weather caused by the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone in that area, became lost, ran out of fuel and crashed.

Sources:

Edward McKeogh
The Straits Times 22 February 1978, p2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Apr-2010 07:07 TB Added
01-Apr-2010 08:45 TB Updated [Date, Operator]
22-Jul-2010 09:00 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Narrative]
01-Apr-2013 17:21 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Jul-2014 18:42 Ed McKeogh Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Aug-2017 16:33 Edward McKeogh Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2017 19:23 TB Updated [Operator]
13-Mar-2019 18:48 TB Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]

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