Sunday, September 02, 2018

Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B, 5R-MKF: Fatal accident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ampandrialaza, Ampangabe, Madagascar

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2018 in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Aircraft: PIPER PA31, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 18, 2018, about 0615 local time, a Piper PA-31 airplane, 5R-MKF, impacted terrain about 5 nautical miles from the Ivato International Airport, Antananarivo, Madagascar. The pilot in command, two pilot observers, pilot monitor, and one passenger were fatally injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The flight was operated by Madagascar Trans Air as an instructional flight under the pertinent civil regulations for the government of Madagascar.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau des Enquêtes des Accidents et Incidents de l'Aviation Civile (BEAC). This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the BEAC. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from: 

Bureau des Enquêtes des Accidents et Incidents

de l'Aviation Civile (BEAC)
Ministère des Transports
Rue Jules Ranaivo
Anosy, Antananarivo
Tel.: (261) 20 22 24604
(261) 20 22 44757

Lors d’un vol de routine, selon les informations qui circulent, un avion de type PA31 Navajo immatriculé 5R-MKF s’est crashé à Ampangabe Ambohitrimanjaka dans la matinée du 18 juin 2018.

Il s’agit d’un avion de la compagnie Madagascar Trans Air (MTA). L’appareil avait en son bord 5 passagers selon toujours les informations partagées sur les réseaux sociaux. Malheureusement, ce crash aurait fait 4 victimes sur les 5 passagers dont un enfant. On attend encore de plus amples informations sur cet événement malheureux.

ANTANANARIVO - An airplane belonging to a private company crashed in Antananarivo on Monday killing all five people on board, the Civil Aviation of Madagascar said in a statement, without disclosing the cause of the accident.

The Piper PA 31 aircraft operated by Madagascar Trans Air, a private airline company, crashed in the western suburbs of the town on Monday morning.

"The light aircraft, belonging to the airline MTA, was victim of an accident ... for reasons that are still under investigation," ACM said. "Unfortunately, all the occupants died in this accident," the statement added.

The plane was on a training flight in the immediate vicinity of Ivato airfield in the main airport in Antananarivo.

"A regulatory investigation was launched by the Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Bureau team," ACM said.

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