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  • Eleven feared dead after Il-76 crashes into Lake Victoria

    News | 09 Mar 2009 11:55

    Eleven feared dead after Il-76 crashes into Lake Victoria
  • Ugandan air operators explore joint airline idea

    News | 18 Jul 2005 23:00

    <P>Uganda’s air transport industry is jointly promoting a bid that would see the rebirth of a viable national carrier, writes <EM>Michael Wakabi in Kampala.</EM></P> <P><EM>Flight International</EM> understands from local airline sources that exploratory talks have taken place between three Ugandan airlines on the possibility of teaming up to launch a single long-haul airline that would form the nucleus of a hub at Entebbe International airport. </P> <P>Although all three carriers involved say that it is too early to discuss definitive plans, all confirm that they have broached the idea and at least one meeting has already taken place.</P> <P>Sources say that East African Airlines (EAA), general aviation operator Eagle Air and cargo operator DAS Air are informally discussing a model under which they would all participate in one long-haul carrier, into which the Ugandan government would be invited as a minority shareholder.</P> <P>One of the major international airlines, possibly Br
  • Antonov An-12 goes down in Uganda

    News | 18 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>An Antonov An-12 cargo aircraft crashed near Uganda's Entebbe International airport on 8 January, killing all six passengers and crew. The Uganda civil aviation authority says the Democratic Republic of Congo-registered aircraft, operated by Uganda's Service Air, had been cleared to depart for Kinshasa, but the crew reported engine trouble 5min after take-off and crashed while completing a circuit back to the airport.</p>
  • Airline Safety Review: January-June 2000

    News | 24 Jul 2000 23:00

    <p>Accident data come from <I>Flight International's</I> own research and from Airclaims' <I>World Airline Accident Summary</I> <I>(WAAS)</I>*, a quarterly updated analytical record of accidents and incidents worldwide since 1945. The WAAS, a UK Civil Aviation Authority publication, benefits from Airclaims' exclusive information exchange with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee Commission for Flight Safety. The WAAS now lists accidents by operator and location, as well as by type of occurrence and aircraft type. </p> <p>Although details of non-fatal incidents are not made officially available by the authorities in many countries, <I>Flight International</I> continues to list as many of these incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. We accept that the non-fatal listing may be unfairly weighted against the airlines of those countries which make safety information more readily available. </p> <p>*Airclaims, Cardinal Point, Newall
  • DC-10 landing ends in Lake Victoria

    News | 08 May 2000 23:00

    <p>Michael Wakabi/KAMPALA</p> <p>A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 freighter operated by DAS Air Cargo was destroyed in a landing overrun at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda, on 30 April, at the end of a flight from London Gatwick. The DC-10 crashed through the perimeter fence and came to rest in shallow waters in Lake Victoria. </p> <p>The aircraft (N800WR), one of three DC-10-30Fs operated by London-headquartered DAS Air, was carrying 50t of cargo. The accident happened at 05:45 local time, and reportedly followed a normal approach and touchdown. </p> <p>However, the aircraft was landing just below its maximum landing weight, and the runway was wet. Full spoilers were deployed and reverse thrust operated, but the crew reported that the braking action faded as the aircraft came towards the end of the roll. </p> <p>The crew steered the aircraft clear of the approach lights during the overrun, and it continued down an incline into the water. The aircraft's nose was severed and the forw
  • Catching African bugs

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    Age is beautiful for many African airports, which have avoided the biggest problems in becoming Y2K compliant <p>Michael Wakabi/KAMPALA</p> <p>Africa is never short of contradictions. In the run-up to the year 2000, the very things that made some African airports the laughing stock of yesteryear are the reason that there has been little to do beyond routine audits of year 2000 (Y2K) compliance. Compared to the anxiety that may be the lot of their counterparts in the northern hemisphere, aviation managers in Africa are laughing all the way to the millennium eve. </p> <p>But to ensure that African skies will be safe for passengers and airlines, the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) regional office for Africa has scheduled a meeting for all stakeholders. Taking place in Nairobi on 29-30 November, the meeting will examine levels of preparedness by the different African countries and consider what can be done to help members that will be found lagging behind. </p> <p>