On November 9, 1999, a Beech 58, TU-TMP, registered and operated by Air Enter Ivorie as an on-demand air taxi passenger flight, crashed after takeoff in the vicinity of Abidjan, Republic de Cote d' Ivoire. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial rated pilot pilot-in-command (PIC), copilot, and two passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from Felix Hophouet Boigny Airport, Abidjan, Republique de Cote d' Ivoire, about 3 minutes before the accident. The destination airport was Bamako, Mali.

According to a representative from the National Aviation Authority, the PIC contacted the tower two times on initial takeoff climb. Both times the pilot was asked the nature of his call. The pilot did not respond to the tower request for information. The airplane crashed about 2 kilometers from the airport aligned with the departure runway.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Republic de Cote d' Ivoire. This report is for informational purposes only and contains information obtained for or released by the Republic de Cote d' Ivoire. For additional information contact:

Direction des Transports Sous-Direction des Transports Aeriens et de la Navigation Cellule Enquete et Prevention des Accidents d Aviation B.P. V 56, Abidjan Republique de Cote d' Ivoire Telephone: 011-225-81-77-91

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