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The Rwanda Accident and Incident Investigation board publishes a preliminary report on Akagera Aviation crash

 

You can read the full report : HERE

 

 31/07/2012

 

The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority published today, the preliminary accident Report on Akagera Aviation crash. You can read our article about the crash : here

 

Preliminary Accident Report 


Robinson helicopter R44 II, 9XR-SI 


Gatare Sector, Nyamagabe District, Rwanda
August 24, 2011

 

 

1. Factual Information 

 

Aircraft Type : Robinson Helicopter


Aircraft Manufacturer : Robinson Helicopter Company

 

 

Aircraft Model : R44 II

 

 

Year of Manufacture :  October 2009

 

 

Nationality & Registration Marks :  9XR-SI

 

 

Number of engines & Model One : (1) Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5

 

 

Aircraft Serial number :  12965

 

 

Name of the owner:  Akagera Aviation

 

 

Name of Operator : Akagera Aviation

 

 

Flight Number : Not provided

 

 

Location : Gatare Sector, NyamagabeDistrict, Rwanda

 

S 20º 22` 24, 
E 29º 22` 93


Date & Time of Accident : 24 August 2011 , 1230 UTC

 

 

Phase of Flight : Climb


Nature of Flight : Charted


Departure airport : Gatare Helipad


Destination airport : Kigali International Airport


Persons on Board : Three (3)

 

Injuries Type Fatal Serious Minor
Pilot 0 1 0
Passenger 0 2 0
Ground 0 0 0
Total 0 3 0


Weather Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC)

 

Damage to Aircraft Destroyed.

 

 

2. Narration

 

On August 24, 2011, about 1230 UTC, a Robinson helicopter R44 II, 9XR-SI, operated by Akagera Aviation on charter flight, crash landed on to of a hill in Gatare Sector, Nyamagabe District, Rwanda. The aircraft broke into pieces and destroyed as it crash landed. The commercial pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. There was no fire.

 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure in accordance with the provisions of Rwanda Civil Aviation (Accident and Incident Investigation) Regulations. The US National Transportation Safety Board is a party to the investigation. The Investigation is on-going and a Final Report will be published in due course. Source : Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 



31/07/2012
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