Wednesday, January 23, 2013

► TANZANIA: Air Tanzania's DHC-8-300 completes repairs in Kigoma; resumes ops to Dar es Salaam.

Air TanzaniaAir Tanzania (TC) yesterday resumed its Kigoma - Dar es Salaam route after its Bombardier DHC-8-300 (MSN 474 | 5H-MWF) was grounded in Kigoma on its début flight 10 days ago following an in-flight cracked windshield.

The aircraft undergoing repair in Kigoma
The aircraft undergoing repair in Kigoma (ATCL)
Air Tanzania's acting Commercial manager, Mwanamvua Ngocho  said that the operations on the Dar-Kigoma route would continue because the aircraft was in good shape. 
After the incident, we immediately imported a windshield from the US and our engineers replaced the faulty one,” Ms Mwanamvua said.
Source [The Citizen]

On 13 January, 5H-MWF, operating as flight TC-119 from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) with 39 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute about 20 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to Kigoma due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft landed safely back in Kigoma.