Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 8 December 1994
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR-72-202
Operator:Air Gabon
Registration: F-OHOC
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) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bitam Airport (BMM/FOOB), Gabon
Destination airport:Oyem Airport (OYE/FOGO), Gabon
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.

Sources:
» Flight International 18.1.95
» Scramble 189 (p.61)
» Scramble 188


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Map
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.
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