Date & Time: Jul 24, 1981
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Mandritsara – Maroantsetra – Antalaha – Andapa – Doany – Sambava
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On the leg from Maroantsetra to Andalaha, while in cruising altitude in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located northeast of Maroantsetra. The wreckage was found few hours later and all 19 occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.