ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-4-1009 TT-NAA Faya-Largeau
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Date:Monday 30 January 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Force Aérienne Tchadienne
Registration: TT-NAA
MSN: 42936
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) W of Faya-Largeau (   Chad)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Destination airport:Faya Airport (FYT/FTTY), Chad
A DC-4 transport plane operated by the Chad Air Force was struck by a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7) while en route from N'Djamena.
The missile struck the left hand wing and the no. 2 engine caught fire. The propeller broke away, followed by the entire engine. The fire spread to the wing while the crew initiated an emergency descent. An emergency landing was carried out in the desert.

Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from N'Djamena Airport to Faya Airport as the crow flies is 774 km (484 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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