Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 10 June 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Niger
Registration: 5U-AAJ
C/n / msn: 4505
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Founkoueye (   Niger)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tahoua Airport (THZ/DRRT), Niger
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A forced landing had to be carried out due to a loss of altitude following no. 1 engine problems (overspeeding). A belly landing was carried out, during which both propellers and the no. 1 engine were torn off.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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