Runway excursion Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8 5H-MWG, Monday 9 April 2012
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Date:Monday 9 April 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:Air Tanzania
Registration: 5H-MWG
MSN: 462
Year of manufacture:1997
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kigoma Airport (TKQ) -   Tanzania
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kigoma Airport (TKQ/HTKA)
Destination airport:Tabora Airport (TBO/HTTB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q passenger plane, 5H-MWG, suffered substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Kigoma Airport (TKQ), Tanzania. There were no fatalities.
The airplane operated on a flight from Kigoma (TKQ) to Tabora (TBO) and Dar Es Salaam (DAR).
Initial reports say the airplane overran the runway on takeoff. The right hand undercarriage apparently stuck a muddy pot hole. The right hand wing separated inboard of the no. 2 engine. The engine then twisted upside down and to the side, causing the front of the engine to penetrate the fuselage at the underwing emergency exit.


Kigoma airport ramp staff
The Citizen



photo (c) Tim Evans; Kigoma Airport (TKQ/HTKA); 03 August 2012

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG); September 1998

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