Narrative:The aircraft struck trees with the landing gear and crashed.
|Date:||Sunday 9 February 1992|
|C/n / msn:|| 9|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 53|
|Total:||Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 59 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Diouloulou (Senegal)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal|
|Destination airport:||Cap Skirring Airport (CSK/GOGS), Senegal|
On July 6, 2000 a French court convicted the founder of Club Med and his son of involuntary manslaughter, handing down two suspended sentences in connection with this accident. An investigation showed that the owner of the Convair CV-640, Gambcrest, was facing major financial problems at the time. It concluded that the accident was caused by pilot error and worsened by malfunctioning equipment. Club Med officials maintain that they are not informed of the condition of their transport vehicles. They also said they should not be held responsible for the accident, since the probe attributed it to pilot error.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot mistook the lights of a hotel for runway lights.
» Air Safety Week 22.2.1993 (p. 1,3)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/92 (#9)
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 Dakar-Yoff Airport to Cap Skirring Airport as the crow flies is 270 km (169 miles).
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.