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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Date:Sunday 30 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-369C
Operating for:Air Afrique
Leased from:DAS Air Cargo
Registration: 5X-JON
C/n / msn: 20546/860
First flight: 1972
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bamako Airport (BKO) (   Mali)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
The left wing lifted shortly after touching down on runway 06 due to a sudden burst of heavy rain and strong winds. The right wing struck the ground, causing the Boeing to veer off the side of the runway. The right wing separated after striking a bunker.

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Distance from Niamey Airport to Bamako Airport as the crow flies is 1097 km (685 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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