Narrative:The airplane lost control during a visual approach. It struck trees and crashed short of the runway. A wing was torn off and the fuselage caught fire.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander
|Operator:||Air Inter Gabon|
|C/n / msn:|| 2127|
|First flight:|| 1982|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Medouneu Airport (MDV) (Gabon)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon|
|Destination airport:||Medouneu Airport (MDV), Gabon|
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Distance from Libreville Airport to Medouneu Airport as the crow flies is 160 km (100 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.