Incident Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II V5-WAI, Wednesday 25 October 2023
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Date:Wednesday 25 October 2023
Time:c. 13:58 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
Owner/operator:Westair Aviation
Registration: V5-WAI
MSN: F406-0016
Year of manufacture:1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Osire -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Windhoek-Eros Airport (ERS/FYWE)
Destination airport:Otjikoto Mine Airstrip
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II suffered a loss of elevator control following the failure of the elevator cable while en route between Windhoek and B2Gold's Otjikoto Mine Airstrip.
An emergency landing was performed on a farm in the vicinity of the Osire refugee camp southeast of Otjiwarongo.The aircraft sustained substantial damage.



Revision history:

30-Oct-2023 14:59 aus Added
30-Oct-2023 15:00 harro Updated

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