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Last updated: 20 February 2019
Date:Sunday 11 May 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-329C
Operating for:Zaire International Cargo Air System - ZICAS
Leased from:Sabena
Registration: OO-SJH
C/n / msn: 18890/416
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Douala Airport (DLA) (   Cameroon)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
A Boeing 707-329C cargo plane, OO-SJH, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Douala Airport (DLA), Cameroon.
The airplane encountered windshear on short finals to Douala Airport (DLA). This resulted in a hard landing, followed by gear collapse. Subsequently the left wing broke in two and no. 1 and 2 engines separated.

Runway mishap

» J Drappier (e-mail, 5-2-2013)


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Douala Airport as the crow flies is 4985 km (3116 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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