Date & Time: Jan 2, 2018 at 2340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna (DMI) Falcon 402
Operator:
Registration:
ZU-MDI
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bazaruto Island - Kruger Park
MSN:
402B-0207
YOM:
1972
Country:
Mozambique
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after a night takeoff from Bazaruto Island, the single engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height, struck trees and crashed. All seven occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Initially built in 1972 as a twin Cessna 402, it was recently modified and equipped with a single turbine.