Fastjet E190 at Mwanza on Jan 17th 2018, person on runway killed by departing aircraft

Last Update: January 18, 2018 / 15:03:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 17, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Fastjet

Flight number
FN-148

Aircraft Registration
5H-FJI

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

A Fastjet Embraer ERJ-190, registration 5H-FJI performing flight FN-148 from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) with 83 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff at about 21:05L (18:05Z) when the crew noticed a person in the middle of the active runway, attempted some limited evasive maneouver and continued takeoff. Climbing out of the airport the crew informed ATC, who confirmed a seriously injured person on the runway. After safe landing in Dar es Salaam the crew received information that the person on the runway in Mwanza had succumbed to the injuries. The aircraft did not receive any damage.

The airline confirmed the accident advising their passengers that an investigation has been opened into the accident, the aircraft remains unavailable due to the investigation forcing a number of flight cancellations on Jan 18th. Fastjet wrote: "Fastjet would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the dead."

Tanzania's Airport Authority reported a male, unknown identity, has died when he hit the departing aircraft on the runway. All security procedures had been followed. However, the long-term lack of a fence due to building and aerodrome enhancements works might have contributed to the person getting onto the runway. A safety investigation is underway.

Metars:
HTMW 172000Z 11009KT 9999 FEW020 SCT250 21/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
HTMW 171900Z 12009KT 9999 FEW021 SCT090 22/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
HTMW 171700Z 10008KT 9999 FEW021 SCT100 22/20 Q1013 NOSIG=
HTMW 171600Z 00000KT 9999 FEW023 BKN260 23/20 Q1012 NOSIG=
HTMW 171500Z 00000KT 9999 FEW023 FEW024CB BKN110 24/19 Q1012 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 17, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Fastjet

Flight number
FN-148

Aircraft Registration
5H-FJI

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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