Narrative:A visual approach to runway 17 was flown at half flap and when in landing flare, the landing gear warning horn sounded. An attempt to carry out a go-around failed as the plane belly landed on the runway, skidding for 800 feet before coming to rest.
|Date:||Friday 11 March 1994|
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
|C/n / msn:|| AT-025|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) (Congo)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Port Gentil Airport (POG/FOOG), Gabon|
|Destination airport:||Pointe Noire Airport (PNR/FCPP), Congo|
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 Port Gentil Airport to Pointe Noire Airport as the crow flies is 571 km (357 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.