Narrative:The ATR-72 touched down 500m down runway 21 following a visual approach. The aircraft began to veer to the side on application of reverse thrust. The pilot cancelled reverse thrust, attempted a go-around but the plane ran off the side, crossing a ditch and striking trees.
|Date:||Thursday 8 December 1994|
|C/n / msn:|| 318|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Oyem Airport (OYE) ( Gabon)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bitam Airport (BMM/FOOB), Gabon|
|Destination airport:||Oyem Airport (OYE/FOGO), Gabon|
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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 Bitam Airport to Oyem Airport as the crow flies is 60 km (37 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.