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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 6 February 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II TT
Operator:Gabon Government
Registration: TR-KHB
C/n / msn: 127
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ngaoundéré Airport (NGE) (   Cameroon)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Destination airport:N'Gaoundéré Airport (NGE/FKKN), Cameroon
Narrative:
Crashed on approach. One of the passengers was René Journiac, French presidential adviser on Africa affairs. He was on his way to Libreville, Gabon.

Sources:
» The Spokesman-Review - Feb 8, 1980


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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 N'Djamena Airport to N'Gaoundéré Airport as the crow flies is 552 km (345 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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