ASN logo
Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
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
C/n / msn: 42936
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) W of Faya-Largeau (   Chad)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Destination airport:Faya Airport (FYT/FTTY), Chad
Narrative:
A DC-4 transport plane operated by the Chad Air Force was struck by a SAM-7 missile 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.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Histoire d'Aviateurs


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
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 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.
languages: languages

Share