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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2018
Date:Friday 4 March 1977
Time:ca 03:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Operator:Overseas National Airways - ONA
Registration: N8635
C/n / msn: 46050/430
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Niamey (   Niger)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Destination airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
The DC-8 crashed short of runway 09. It operated on a cargo flight on behalf of UTA French Airlines.


photo of McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF N8635
N8635 was leased to Overseas National on May 10, 1976
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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 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Niamey Airport as the crow flies is 3923 km (2452 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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