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
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.
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