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Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:dimanche 9 février 1992
Type/Sous-type:Convair CV-640
Immatriculation: N862FW
Numéro de série: 9
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 26 / à bord: 50
Total:victimes: 30 / à bord: 56
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Diouloulou (   Sénégal)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Sénégal
Aéroport de destination:Cap Skirring Airport (CSK/GOGS), Sénégal
Following take-off from Dakar-Yoff Airport, Ghana, at 04:26 the aircraft reported over Banjul at FL70 at 04:54. The flight began its descent at 05:05 and contacted Cap Skirring Airport. It was a moonless night but with 8 km visibility. At 05:11, the pilot reported downwind and began preparations for landing although he was still 28 NM (52 km) from his destination. On short final to the site he had mistaken for the airport, the aircraft hit trees and the left wingtip broke off. The pilot tried to pull up but the aircraft struck the ground.

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 was 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)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Dakar-Yoff Airport et Cap Skirring Airport est de 270 km (169 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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