Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 October 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Cameroon Airlines
Registration: TJ-CBC
C/n / msn: 416
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bafoussam Airport (BFX) (   Cameroon) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bafoussam Airport (BFX/FKKU), Cameroon
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Twin Otter lost altitude after reaching just 15m on take-off. The aircraft couldn't be stopped on the remaining runway and overshot by 43m.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Overloaded. Factors were a.o. misjudged distance and speed and an inadequate pre-flight planning.

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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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