NTSB Identification: WAS05WA007
Accident occurred Saturday, March 19, 2005 in Entebbe, Uganda
Aircraft: Boeing 707-300, registration:
Injuries: 5 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 19, 2005, about 1052 hours local time, Ghanian registry 9G-IRL, a Boeing 707 aircraft, on a cargo flight, crashed in Victoria Lake during approach to runway 35 at Entebbe Airport, Entebbe, Uganda. The five occupants received minor injuries.. The aircraft was destroyed. The flight originated at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the destination was Lome, Togo with a intermediate stop at Entebbe.

The flight was initially on an instrument approach to runway 17, but circled to land on runway 35 due to weather which consisted of rain and a 8-kilometer visibility. During the approach to runway 35, the right wing struck a rock in the lake located about 1 kilometer from the shoreline.

The accident is being investigated by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, P.O. Box 5536, Kampala, Uganda (tel. 256-41- 320516/9). The US Accredited Representative is Dennis Jones, NTSB, Washington, D.C. (tel. 202-314-6321)

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