Date & Time: Mar 30, 1986 at 1015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Pemba - Maputo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Pemba Airport, while climbing, the crew declared an emergency following engine problems. The crew was cleared to return and initiated a turn when one of the engine caught fire. The airplane went out of control and crashed, bursting into flames. Five passengers were rescued while 44 others were killed.
Engine fire for unknown reasons.