Date & Time: Aug 16, 2015 at 0650 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 441 Conquest
Operator:
Registration:
V5-NRS
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Windhoek - Cape Town
MSN:
441-0288
YOM:
1983
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On final approach to Cape Town Airport in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Tygerberg located about 5 km from the runway 19 threshold. The crew was completing an ambulance flight from Windhoek-Eros Airport when the accident occurred. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all five occupants (two pilots, a nurse, a patient and his daughter) were killed. At the time of the accident, a traffic radar at Cape Town Airport was out of order due to a technical problem. As well, the visibility was poor due to marginal weather conditions.