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Accident
Last updated: 26 June 2016
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 3 december 1995
Tijd:22:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2K9
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cameroon Airlines
Registratie: TJ-CBE
Constructienummer: 23386/1143
Bouwjaar: 1985-08-14 (10 years 4 months)
Aantal vlieguren:18746
Aantal vluchten:23233
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 68 / inzittenden: 71
Totaal:slachtoffers: 71 / inzittenden: 76
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,7 km (1.1 mijl) S of Douala Airport (DLA) (   Kameroen)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cotonou Airport (COO/DBBB), Benin
Vliegveld van aankomst:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Kameroen
Vluchtnummer:UY3701
Beschrijving:
A Boeing 737-2K9 passenger plane, operated by Cameroon Airlines, was destroyed in an accident at Douala, Cameroon. Five of the 76 occupants survived the accident.
The Boeing 737, named "Nyong", operated on a passenger flight from Cotonou, Benin to Douala, Cameroon. The flight departed at 20:22 UTC and climbed to the cruising altitude of FL330. The en route and descent were uneventful. At 21:32 UTC the flight was cleared for an approach to runway 30. Nine minutes later the flight reported 3,5 NM out at 1100 feet with runway in sight. The tower controller then cleared the flight to land. The aircraft overflew the runway threshold and started to climb. The flight radioed that they were 'having problems' and that they would report back. The tower controller then saw the aircraft in a sharp left hand turn. The airplane descended until it impacted a mangrove swamp.


PROBABLE CAUSES (translated from French):
The probable cause of the accident is a of loss of control during a go-around attempt made during a maneuver to reach the runway with degraded performance
Seriously contributing to this:
1 - The detachment by structural fatigue of a first stage compressor blade of the No. 1 engine which resulted in a loss of power and destabilization of the trajectory when landing
2 - The late or slow execution of the go-around procedure with an unidentified single-engine configuration, leading to irreversible loss of speed.

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De afstand tussen Cotonou Airport en Douala Airport bedraagt 849 km (531 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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