Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Statuts:
Date:mardi 27 avril 1993
Heure:22:45
Type/Sous-type:de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Compagnie:Zambia Air Force
Immatriculation: AF-319
Numéro de série: 69
Année de Fabrication: 1975
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 25 / à bord: 25
Total:victimes: 30 / à bord: 30
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Libreville Airport (LBV) (   Gabon) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Aéroport de destination:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Côte d'Ivoire
Détails:
The Zambian national football team had to play a World cup qualification match against the Senegal national team. In order to transport the team and officials to Dakar, a Zambian Air Force plane was prepared. The DHC-5 Buffalo, AF-319, had not been flying from December 21, 1992 to April 21, 1993 so test flights were carried out on April 22 and April 26. On April 26 both the A and B checks were carried out revealing certain defects such as carbon particles in the engine and in speed decreased gearbox oil filters, disconnected or unbridled cables and trace of heating. The Buffalo departed Lusaka, for Dakar with planned intermediate stops at Brazzaville, Libreville and Abidjan. After refuelling at Libreville, the aircraft took-off at 22:44 hours, one hour and 45 minutes late. Shortly afterwards the left engine failed. The plane headed out over sea and lost altitude until it struck the water 500m offshore. An investigation conducted by the Gabonese Ministry of Defence suggested that the pilot shut down the remaining right-hand engine causing the plane to lose all power. The report, released in November 2003, also said that the pilot was tired, having just flown back from Mauritius the previous day.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 3.5.1993 (p.5)
» Flight International 6-12.04.1993 (p.35)
» The Post (Lusaka)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Libreville Airport et Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport est de 1567 km (979 miles).

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