Narrative:A Gulfstream II corporate jet, the presidential jet of Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, was damaged beyond repair in a fatal accident near Lome Airport (LFW). Three crew members were killed but all three passengers survived.
|Date:||Thursday 26 December 1974|
|Type:||Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II|
|C/n / msn:|| 149|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Lome Airport (LFW) (Togo)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Official state flight|
|Departure airport:||Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger|
|Destination airport:||Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo|
The corporate jet was returning from Niamey Airport (NIM) where it had taken Niger President Seyni Kountche.
In January 1974 Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had lost his Presidential Douglas C-47 in an accident.
» Toledo Blade - Dec 29, 1974
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Niamey Airport to Lome Airport as the crow flies is 815 km (510 miles).
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.