Date & Time: Mar 9, 2009 at 0540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Aérolift
Registration:
S9-SAB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Entebbe - Mogadishu
MSN:
073410301
YOM:
1977
Country:
Uganda
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
7
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off at night, while climbing, the aircraft nose dived and crashed into Lake Victoria, 10 km south from Entebbe airport. All 10 occupants were killed among them 3 Army Officer from Burundi and one Army Officer from Uganda. They were flying to Mogadishu on behalf of the American operator Dynacore.