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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 18 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Union Aéromaritime de Transport
Registration: F-BGOI
C/n / msn: 14010
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kupe (   Cameroon)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yaoundé-Ville Airport (YAO/FKKY), Cameroon
Destination airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Narrative:
Struck a 2,064 m (6,772 ft) high mountain. The wreckage was located 19 February 1956.
The aircraft had departed Yaoundé at 16:58 and was scheduled to arrive at Douala at 17:30.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 62)
» El Litoral 19-4-1955


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Distance from Yaoundé-Ville Airport to Douala Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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