Narrative:When taxiing out for a flight to Garoua via Yaoundé a compressor disc in the no. 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 engine failed. Debris punctured the wing and fuel tank, causing a fire. The aircraft burned out.
|Date:||30 AUG 1984|
|C/n / msn:|| 21295/484|
|First flight:|| 1977-02-15 (7 years 7 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 109|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 116 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Douala Airport (DLA) (Cameroon)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon|
|Destination airport:||Yaoundé-Ville Airport (YAO/FKKY), Cameroon|
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 Douala Airport to Yaoundé-Ville Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 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.