Date & Time: Dec 8, 1976 at 1255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Safari Air Services
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Mwanza - Bukoba
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Shortly after takeoff from Mwanza Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane entered a nose down attitude then plunged into Lake Victoria about 8 km off the airport. The aircraft sank by a depth of 100 metres and was not recovered. All 10 occupants have been killed. The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Mwanza to Bukoba on behalf of Caspair and has been delivery last February.
Due to lack of evidences, the exact cause of the accident could not be determined.