Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II
Operator:Togo Government
Registration: 5V-TAA
C/n / msn: 149
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lome Airport (LFW) (   Togo) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Destination airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo
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.
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.


Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Dec 29, 1974


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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.
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