Mack Air

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Mack Air
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Commenced operations 1994
Fleet size See Fleet below
Headquarters Maun, Botswana
Key people Stuart and Lara Mackay
Employees 15 (as of 2007)
Website http://www.mackair.co.bw/
Mack Air Gippsland GA-8 Airvan

Mack Air is an Air Charter airline based in Maun, Botswana. The company has been operating in northern Botswana since 1994. In 2007 it employed 15 people, including eight pilots.[1]

The company provides charter aircraft for aerial photography, tourist travel and supply flights to game lodges, medical evacuations, scenic flights.[2]

The Botswana Travel Guide says of the airline that it "maintains a good reputation as an reliable, high-quality air charter company which doesn't have ties to any of the camps."[3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 6 January 2010 the company's Cessna 208 crashed and was "extensively damaged" upon takeoff from Piajo Airstrip, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana when its engine failed. The aircraft landed on a wet flood plain and overturned. The pilot and the five passengers were all injured, including one passenger who suffered a broken hip. The pilot and four of the injured passengers were evacuated to a South African hospital.[4][5]

Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Penton Media (2007). "Operator Details - Mack Air". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ Mack Air (n.d.). "Mack Air". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Botswana Travel Guide (n.d.). "Flight companies". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Ontebetse, Khonani (January 2010). "Five injured in aircraft crash". Botswana Gazette. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Aviation Safety Network (January 2010). "Accident description". Retrieved 14 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mack Air at Wikimedia Commons